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Revealing Craft and Nature: An Interview with Brian Korte FAIA

May 13, 2020 – Brian Korte FAIA, a Partner at Clayton & Little Architects, has been inducted to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Only three percent of all AIA members have been recognized with the honor, which acknowledges personal achievements and architectural excellence and those architects that have made a significant contribution…

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Here’s A Sneak Peek of the New Commodore Perry Estate

April 28, 2020 – Nearly a century old, the Commodore Perry Estate has taken many forms: showpiece Italianate mansion, school campus, and an event space listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now converted into Auberge Resorts Collection’s first “urban escape,” the 10-acre Hancock property is slated to unveil its glamorous makeover to the public in…

Austin Monthly

Three New Austin Hotels

April 27, 2020 – From new construction to renovations of historic properties, Austin’s hotel scene is thriving. The long-awaited Hotel ZaZa opened downtown in September, and two stylish sister properties—the Otis and the AC hotels—opened near the University of Texas in February. In late spring, the highly anticipated Hotel Magdalena, from Bunkhouse Group (Hotel San José, El Cosmico),…

Texas Monthly

Balcones Residence by Clayton & Little

April 27, 2020 – During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching at the University of Texas and designing some of Austin’s most daring modern structures. One of his more memorable houses, located on Balcones Drive, is notable for its prominently cantilevered concrete balcony perched above a long, sloping hillside, with Camp Mabry as its…

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The Bottling Department Food Hall in San Antonio, Texas

April 20, 2020 – Originally constructed in 1894, a devastating fire claimed the historic Pearl Bottling House in 2003. Pearl salvaged as much from the rubble as possible, and hired Clayton & Little to rebuild the 13,132-square-foot structure as a modern interpretation of a lost Classical Revival jewel that would serve as a venue for emerging chefs…

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Renovation Brings Energy-Efficient Modernity to this 1950’s Texas Home

April 18, 2020 – Classic homes have their own unique appeal that is undeniable and all they need at times is a hint of modernity to turn them into more efficient and eco-friendly contemporary residences. Originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and architect in the 1950’s, the Balcones Residence in Austin, Texas was…

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Balcones Residence by Clayton & Little

April 16, 2020 – Austin and San Antonio, Texas-based Clayton & Little recently completed the remodel of a 1950s house originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and prominent architect of modern-style homes. Take a look at the complete story after the jump. From the architects: During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching…

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Mid-century modern house gets inspiring transformation in Austin, Texas

April 13, 2020 – Architects Clayton & Little have beautifully renovated this mid-century modern house sited around a spectacular live oak tree in the heart of Austin, Texas. Originally designed by architect Roland Roessner, a noted University of Texas professor and architect of modern-style homes, this 1950s dwelling is known for its prominently cantilevered concrete balcony perched above…

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Balcones Residence, Texas / Clayton & Little

April 12, 2020 – Brickwork, mahogany paneling and a new guest casita are featured in this 1950s Texas dwelling that has been meticulously renovated by Austin– and San Antonio-based studio Clayton & Little. Originally design by architect Roland Roessner, a noted University of Texas professor and architect of modern-style homes, the Balcones Residence is known for its…

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Hotel Saint Cecilia by Clayton & Little

March 31, 2020 – Clayton & Little transformed this 1888-vintage Victorian mansion and one-acre campus into an oasis for one of Austin’s treasured boutique hotels. The design preserves the park-like space in the middle of the site in keeping with the original rhythms of the neighborhood. 6 Live Oaks provide the framework for siting four new…

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Equipamento para Vinícola Saxum / Clayton & Little

March 30, 2020 – Descrição enviada pela equipe de projeto. Localizada na área de Templeton Gap, em West Paso Robles, Califórnia, essa estrutura simples de armazenamento agrícola está aos pés do James Berry Vineyard de 50 acres e da Vinícola Saxum adjacente, a pouco mais de 200 metros de distância.

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Fulldraw Vineyard Set for Development in California Wine Country

March 25, 2020 – Austin and San Antonio based design studio Clayton & Little is designing a new vineyard in the heart of the California Central Coast wine country. Located on 100 acres in the Templeton Gap, Fulldraw Vineyard is slated to be completed in 2021.

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Hotel Saint Cecilia

March 20, 2020 – Through sensitive renovations and new additions, Clayton & Little helped transform Hotel Saint Cecilia into a secluded oasis in the heart of Austin, Texas. Designed to offer privacy and refuge from the bustle of the city, the hotel grounds feature six magnificent live oaks scattered around an 1888-vintage Victorian mansion, recognized by Austin’s Historic…

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COVID-19 Update from Clayton & Little

March 17, 2020 – To our many valued clients, collaborators and friends: At Clayton & Little, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our employees, their families, our clients and collaborators, and the communities we serve. Clayton & Little wants to assure you that our office is taking the advancement of the COVID-19 risk seriously…

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Eberly – An Eclectic Bar / Restaurant Provides an Idyllic Setting for Austin’s Creative Types

March 14, 2020 – Can a salvaged mahogany bar inspire the design of a new bar/restaurant? In the case of Eberly, a vibrant meeting spot house in what once was a print shop in Austin, Texas, the answer is yes. The impressive 30-foot-long by 10-foot-tall, 150-year-old hand-carved mahogany bar formerly presided over the storied Cedar…

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Women in Architecture Site Tour: Commodore Perry Estate

March 10, 2020 – Commodore Perry Estate: The Challenges of a Historic Campus. Mark your calendars and bring your hard hats for our March 10th lunch and site tour at the Commodore Perry Estate! Insights on the challenges of a historic campus will be shared by this women-led project team: Holly Arthur, AIA – Clayton…

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New Openings

March 6, 2020 – Our Eberly project featured in G&G Magazine’s New Openings List. “We reserve you a selection of the new bars and restaurants where you should venture out to. From neighborhood tavern with traditional cooking to modern cuisine to luxury dining experience…”

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn

February 28, 2020 – Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California, this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toe of the 50-acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent winery sitting just over 800 feet away. This structure is completely self-sufficient and operates independently from the energy grid, maximizing the structure’s…

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How Family-Owned Sunset & Co. Rose Above Market Decline

February 28, 2020 – Read about our clients, Sunset & Co., on Rivard Report. “The mom and pop store may be a thing of the past. But one longtime San Antonio shop has not only kept its doors open, but evolved with the times, and now has big plans for its next quarter-century…”

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AIA names 116 architects to College of Fellows

February 26, 2020 – Partner Brian Korte is one of 116 architects elevated to College of Fellows. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 116 architects to its prestigious College of Fellows. The fellowship program, according to the AIA website, “was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession…

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2020 AIA Fellows Announced

February 26, 2020 – The AIA elevates partner Brian Korte to College of Fellows. Five Texas architects are among the 116 AIA members elevated to the College of Fellows this year. This prestigious honor is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level, and only about three…

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Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas by Clayton & Little

February 26, 2020 – Designed to offer privacy and refuge from the bustle of the city, the hotel grounds feature six magnificent live oaks scattered around an 1888-vintage Victorian mansion, recognized by Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission as the Miller-Crockett House. Through a series of strategic renovations, additions, and new construction, Clayton & Little gave this…

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Partner Brian Korte Elevated to FAIA

February 25, 2020 – We are quite proud to announce that partner Brian Korte, FAIA, has been elevated to the 2020 American Institute of Architect’s College of Fellows. Fellowship elevates those architects who have made significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society and who exemplify a standard of excellence. Only 3% of AIA…

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Hotel Saint Cecilia

February 25, 2020 – Designed to offer privacy and refuge from the bustle of the city, the hotel grounds feature six magnificent live oaks scattered around an 1888-vintage Victorian mansion, recognized by Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission as the Miller-Crockett House. Through a series of strategic renovations, additions, and new construction, Clayton & Little gave this…

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Eberly is a Modern Take on a Creative Atmosphere of Classic American Taverns

February 20, 2020 – Eberly is a contemporary American restaurant, forged from an old print shop located just south of the Colorado River. Eberly was designed by Clayton & Little and Mickie Spencer (interior design) as a place for a thoughtful collection of dining, drinking and thinking spaces.

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Clayton & Little Creates an Eclectic Interior for Eberly Bar and Tavern in Austin

February 17, 2020 – Inside a former 1970s print shop building, hanging plants, used books and a bar salvaged from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village are among the elements that characterized this sophisticated bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin designed by architecture studio Clayton & Little and interior designer Mickie Spencer.

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The Best New Restaurants in Texas for 2020

February 17, 2020 – Congratulations to our clients at Savor for making Texas Monthly’s Best New Restaurants List! What kind of food do they serve?” That’s the first thing friends want to know when I tell them about a new restaurant. More often than not, my answer is something like “eclectic” or “fusion cuisine” or…

Texas Monthly

Eberly by Clayton & Little

February 17, 2020 – Austin/San Antonio firm Clayton & Little designed this inspiring bar, cafe and restaurant located in a former a 1970s-era print shop near downtown Austin. The venue features the 150-year-old bar that was salvaged from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village. The combination restaurant, bar and cafe is an eclectic and…

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Good Architecture in the Countryside. Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

February 15, 2020 – Clayton & Little architects were commissioned to build a sustainable agricultural facility, attentive to the landscape and recycling material. An interesting challenge for an architecture project. The architects used recycled material and proposed a typology of facility with a characteristic structure in the area, designed as a modern “pole barn” (the…

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Balcones Residence Austin, renovation by Clayton & Little

February 12, 2020 – Balcones Residence is a house in Austin, Texas originally designed by the modernist architect Roland Roessner, professor at the University of Texas during the latter half of the 1900s. The architects from local firm Clayton & Little completed a sensitive renovation that improves the environmental performance of this jewel of modernism,…

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Hotel Saint Cecilia by Clayton & Little

February 11, 2020 – Clayton & Little transformed this 1888-vintage Victorian mansion and one-acre campus into an oasis for one of Austin’s treasured boutique hotels. The design preserves the park-like space in the middle of the site in keeping with the original rhythms of the neighborhood. 6 Live Oaks provide the framework for siting four new…

Archiscene

Hotel Saint Cecilia, a Sophisticated Hotel Merging History with Contemporary Style in Austin, Texas

February 11, 2020 – Designed to offer privacy and refuge from the bustle of the city, the hotel grounds feature six magnificent live oaks scattered around an 1888-vintage Victorian mansion, recognized by Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission as the Miller-Crockett House. Through a series of strategic renovations, additions, and new construction, Clayton & Little gave this 3,425-square-foot building…

HomeWorldDesign

Eclectic boutique hotel Commodore Perry Estate slated to launch in Austin this April

February 6, 2020 – Some Texas food fans are likely already familiar with Lutie’s, an upcoming and wildly anticipated Austin restaurant. However, not as many diners know about the hotel that houses the whimsical new establishment: The Commodore Perry Estate, which is slated to make its debut in April.

Houston Chronicle

6 Enticing Breweries in Historic Buildings

February 2, 2020 – Beer may be a globally beloved libation, but it has long been an important part of American history and culture. Dutch settlers brewed beer during the 17th century, and evidence exists that a few Native American tribes made corn-based beer long before that. When droves of German immigrants arrived in the…

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn / Clayton & Little

January 30, 2020 – Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn featured in ArchDaily. Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent Saxum Winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Designed as a modern pole barn,…

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The historic Stagecoach Inn in Salado is looking better than new

January 29, 2020 – Like many Central Texans, Clark Lyda recalls stopping with his family at the Stagecoach Inn in Salado, an ancient refuge from the road 50 miles north of Austin. “Yes, I remember the hush puppies, the tomato aspic, the strawberry kiss and the iced tea,” Lyda says with a grin…

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Clayton & Little January Newsletter

January 29, 2020 – While Clayton & Little’s roots are firmly planted in Texas, the combined experience of the firm’s partners and directors maps to more than 40 locations outside the lone star state. Below, we showcase a few in-progress projects in three states beyond Texas: California, Hawaii, and Maryland. With projects like these in…

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Eclectic decor fills Eberly restaurant and tavern in central Austin

January 27, 2020 – Hanging plants, used books and a bar salvaged from New York are among the diverse elements incorporated into an eatery and bar in Texas conceived by architecture studio Clayton & Little and interior designer Mickie Spencer. The Eberly occupies a 1970s brick building that formerly housed a print shop. The restaurant…

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Eberly Restaurant, Bar and Cafe in Austin / Clayton & Little

January 12, 2020 – Eberly, inspired by sources both humble and lofty, marries a former 1970s print shop building with a salvaged bar from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village to create a sophisticated bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin. Following the owner’s purchase of the legendary bar, hand-carved mahogany sections…

HomeWorldDesign

clayton & little situate off-grid barn of perforated steel among california vineyard

January 11, 2020 – Clayton & Little situates its ‘Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn‘ among the rolling agricultural landscape of West Paso Robles, California. This simple storage structure rests along the outskirts of the fifty acre James Berry Vineyard and its nearby winery. The barn, with its renewable energy system, expresses the winery’s commitment to environmental…

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Eberly Hospitality Project in Austin

January 10, 2020 – Eberly, inspired by sources both humble and lofty, marries a former 1970s print shop building with a salvaged bar from the storied Cedar Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village to create a sophisticat-ed bar, cafe and restaurant in central Austin. Following the owner’s purchase of the legendary bar, hand-carved mahogany sections…

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California equipment barn operates off the grid

January 9, 2020 – Designed by Clayton & Little, the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn in West Paso Robles, California, is a 21st century agri-industrial building that is self-sufficient and operates independently from the energy grid, maximizing the structure’s survivability and resilience. The agricultural storage structure rests at the toe of the 20-ha (50-acre) James Berry Vineyard…

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Austin’s 14 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2020

January 9, 2020 – TheThe ever-changing restaurant scene in Austin always gives residents something to look forward to. This 2020 new restaurant preview includes additions from powerhouse restaurant groups (a tiki bar from the award-winning Tatsu-ya family and McGuire Moorman’s three new restaurants) as well as a massive new food market and exciting new expansions, like the Cajun…

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California winery innovates with sustainable recycling creation

January 6, 2020 – In the California city of West Paso Robles, architecture firm Clayton & Little has given old oil field drill stem pipes unexpected new life — as an equipment barn that offsets over 100% of the energy needs for a sustainably-minded winery. Covered with a photovoltaic roof, the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is not…

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

January 3, 2020 – Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California, this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toe of the 50-acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent winery sitting just over 800 feet away. This structure is completely self-sufficient and operates independently from the energy grid, maximizing the structure’s…

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Building of the Year Vote

January 2, 2020 – Vote for Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn as American-Architects’ Building of the Year! In 2019 the “Building of the Week” reviews on American-Architects presented 41 buildings located in the United States. To bring this year’s feature to a close, we are holding a Building of the Year poll. With just a few…

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The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

January 2, 2020 – Clayton & Little recently designed the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn which is part of Saxum Vineyard in Paso Robles, California. The project was recognized with a 2019 National Small Project Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California, this simple…

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Clark’s Oyster Bar, Austin, Texas / Clayton & Little

December 28, 2019 – Clark’s Oyster Bar is a remodel of a 1940s building that once housed a former restaurant and before that an auto repair shop. On the edge of the historic Clarksville neighborhood and a commercial strip, Clark’s is positioned as Austin’s definitive neighborhood oyster joint. Clayton & Little worked closely with the owner…

HomeWorldDesign

The 18 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2020

December 26, 2019 – Our Commodore Perry project made Vogue’s list of The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2020. See our project and the full list on Vogue… Want to go somewhere new? Like brand new? Then in 2020, you’re in luck. There are an impressive list of luxury properties opening for the first time across the…

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Clayton & Little for an AIA Award-winning, sustainable farm structure

December 23, 2019 – The project by US firm, Clayton & Little for a small but elegant agricultural structure in California was recognised with a 2019 National Small Project Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The simple, off-the-grid structure features repurposed industrial commodity parts for its structural parts. We’ve become accustomed to seeing…

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