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Clayton & Little carefully updates mid-century Balcones Residence in Austin

October 12, 2019 – Original brickwork, mahogany panelling and a new guest casita are featured in this 1950s Texas dwelling that has been meticulously renovated by local studio Clayton & Little. The Balcones Residence was originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and prominent architect of modern-style homes. The brick dwelling sits adjacent to an historic…


Clayton & Little creates chic venue with subtle nautical twist for Clark’s Oyster Bar in Austin

October 10, 2019 – Clark’s Oyster Bar is a chic neighborly dining spot focused on raw bar, house-baked sourdough, fresh fish, lobster rolls and pan-roasted hamburgers. The owner asked Clayton & Little to refresh a 1940s building that once housed a former restaurant and before that an auto repair shop in Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood.


Clark’s Oyster Bar in Austin, Texas by Clayton & Little

Clark’s 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 to revitalize this 1,400-square-foot gem…


Old Yard to New Garden Concept: Janie Orr

October 8, 2019 – When Janie Orr bought her older home under heritage trees, it came with invasive plants, flooding at the front door, and dangerous access front and back. Working with daughter Jennifer Orr, landscape architect at Studio Balcones, along with Clayton & Little architects, they melded contemporary flair with the old neighborhood’s charm. Along with…

Central Texas Gardener

Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn Receives a Texas Society of Architects Design Award

October 1, 2019 – “I love how light the entire structure is, especially contrasted with these heavy, heavy tractors, so the architecture is floating and lifting up, while the equipment is actually being grounded. Visually, it works well together.” says Juror Eui-Sung Yi.

Texas Society of Architects

Marvel at these 12 stunning houses during the AIA Austin Homes Tour 2019

September 23, 2019 – Music fans have Austin City Limits Fest, speed demons have Formula 1, but design lovers … we have the AIA Austin Homes Tour. Every year, the tour opens doors to some of Austin’s best residential work from the city’s finest architects and builders. Running October 19 and 20, the event showcases…

Culture Map Austin

12 gorgeous homes on the 2109 AIA Austin tour

September 20, 2019 – For design lovers, the AIA Austin Homes Tour is a must-do every fall, as well as being a welcome break from/alternative to the abundant music festivals and other crowded happenings of the season. This will be the 33rd year that AIA Austin has convinced owners of fabulous homes designed and built…

Curbed Austin

Before & After: We’re Taking Notes on This Expertly Rehabbed Midcentury in Austin

September 5, 2019 – Clayton & Little Architects’ sensitive treatment of a treasured Roland G. Roessner-designed home is a model for midcentury preservation. With their three daughters out of the nest, Tracey and David Hime were ready to downsize from their 4,800-square-foot residence to a smaller home closer to central Austin—but then they fell in…


A Vineyard Barn by Clayton & Little

August 27, 2019 – Here we have a beautiful, if undecorated, shed. It’s a barn situated on a vineyard located between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, one that belongs to Justin Smith, owner and winemaker for Saxum Vineyard.

Architects + Artisans

Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn in The New Architecture of Wine Book

August 16, 2019 – Celebrate the sophisticated blend of agriculture and style that defines California wine country. With well-told stories and stunning photography, author Heather Hebert features the architecture of 25 California wineries in her alluring new book, The New Architecture of Wine. We are thrilled to share that our project Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is…


Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

August 12, 2019 – 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 winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Sitting sentry as the foremost structure present upon entering the vineyard lined property, the…


Away We Go, Where to Head for the Local(ish) Getaway You Need, Want and Deserve

August 9, 2019 – Summer is that time of year when all anyone can talk about is long-awaited travel plans (also camps, and the heat, and margaritas, and Barton Springs). Pretty much every conversation begins with an obligatory, “Where are you off to this summer?” We secretly love this seasonal small talk because we’re obsessed…


U.S. Building of the Week Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn

July 29, 2019 – Wineries are often a setting for high-profile architecture, enough that numerous books are devoted to them. This equipment barn for Saxum Vineyards in California’s San Luis Obispo County shows that architectural attention can also be given to the industrial structures that lie beyond the tasting rooms. Clayton & Little Architects answered…

World Architects

Clayton & Little builds weathering steel barn at California winery

July 27, 2019 – Texas architecture studio Clayton & Little has built a barn from reclaimed oil field pipes and weathering steel panels, topped with solar panels to provide power to a vineyard in California. The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is on the James Berry Vineyard – part of the Saxum Vineyard group – in Paso Robles, a town in…


Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture longlist announced

July 9, 2019 – An art gallery built into a sand dune, a pastel-pink church hall and Europe’s first underwater restaurant are among 267 architecture projects that made the 2019 longlist for Dezeen Awards. We attracted over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world’s…

Dezeen Awards 2019

Chip and Joanna Gaines plan $10.4M expansion at Magnolia Market

June 20, 2019 – Chip and Joanna Gaines are growing their Waco empire with a $10.4 million expansion at Magnolia Market at the Silos. The news comes in the wake of the couple’s announcement that the Gaines are propelling their media presence beyond their popular TV show, Fixer Upper, to a standalone network…

Dallas Business Journal

$10.4 million Magnolia Silos expansion to feature recreation, shopping, relocated church

June 18, 2019 – Magnolia is making its next massive move, with a master plan to bringing new shops and public spaces to a two-block area anchored by its downtown silo attraction. Magnolia Market at the Silos plans to make $10.4 million in renovations and additions before the end of the year, with plans to…

Waco Tribune-Herald

San Antonio Architecture Firm Clayton & Little Wins AIA’s 2019 National Small Project Award

June 5, 2019 – From a large swath of properties at the Pearl to the retail locations of Local Coffee, Clayton & Little’s fingerprints are all over San Antonio, recognizable by the industrial modern aesthetic that characterizes the firm’s designs. Although the firm has worked on both commercial and residential projects, Clayton & Little expanded…

San Antonio Current

AIA announces winners of Small Project Awards 2019

May 30, 2019 – BIG’s tiny cabin in Upstate New York, a prayer room in Arizona and an outdoor toilet with gabion walls are among the 12 winners of this year’s AIA Small Projects Awards. Announced today, the annual American Institute of Architects Small Projects Awards recognises small and low-budget projects completed in the USA…


Clayton & Little Receives AISC IDEAS² Award for Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn

May 25, 2019 – 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 winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field drill stem pipe structure’s primary…

American Institute of Steel Construction

Clayton & Little Design Lead, Bradley Wilson, featured in Texas Architect

May 2, 2019 – For this issue of Texas Architect, we asked 10 currently practicing architects and architectural designers from across the state to send us drawings that figure their conception of Texas. We also examined four architectural projects designed to foster community and collaboration on university campuses across the state.

Texas Architect

Cured Chef Steve McHugh Named 2019 James Beard Finalist, Best Southwest Chef

March 28, 2019 – Invited to attend the James Beard gala in Chicago on May 6 are: Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye, Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, all in Austin, and Steve McHugh of Cured in San Antonio.  (The fifth contestant is Charleen Badman of FnB in Scottsdale, Arizona.)

Texas Monthly

Food Critic’s Pick: San Antonio’s Savor Passes Every Test

March 5, 2019 – I have to wonder: Does Uyen Pham ever feel like her life has turned into a culinary version of Groundhog Day? Since January, the tireless 44-year-old chef-instructor has been training graduating students to prep and cook all the dishes at Savor, the brand-new restaurant from the Culinary Institute of America, located in…

Texas Monthly

Savor This Classroom In San Antonio, Where Eating is Required

February 28, 2019 – The scene is similar to that of any restaurant’s opening night. Energy is high, dining room is bustling, staff is pumped up yet a little nervous. Through the open kitchen I see cooks in perfectly pressed uniforms getting their stations ready as orders begin pouring in. At the window, a chef…


Clayton & Little Interior Design Director, Laura Roberts, and Rebekah Gainsley participate in Tribeza Interiors Tour

January 28, 2019 – Laura Roberts’ lifelong design journey began with her childhood interest in sewing and weaving and continued through her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. An interior designer since 2002, Roberts brought this education and experience to her collaboration with fellow designer Rebekah Gainsley on Gainsley’s own home…


Skip To The Loo, The Bathroom Designs Make A Case For Lingering

January 20, 2019 – There are those who make restroom breaks as quick as possible, some who demand to travel in a pack and others who find time to answer a few emails in between hand washing and a lipstick refresh. And while in the past, time spent in a restaurant bathroom was certainly nothing…


The Best Restaurant Architects and Designers in San Antonio

January 10, 2019 – The restaurant scene in San Antonio is on rise, with creative local chefs investing in the city’s revitalizing urban neighborhoods and turning old, historic buildings into exciting new spaces for culinary adventures. As with any large city, San Antonio is also full of upscale and midscale chain restaurants that serve foods…

San Antonio Architects

Pitchfork Pretty Named #2 Best Restaurant in Austin

October 20, 2018 – Pitchfork Pretty defines its menu as “Hill Country cuisine.” And, with the slightly shifting cultural landscape of some Hill Country towns, that description makes more sense to me with each passing month. Artists and young entrepreneurs are bringing their artisanal take on rustic aesthetic to some of these areas, and that…

Austin American Statesman

Welcome Back to Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

October 19, 2018 – Clark Lyda remembers coming to the Stagecoach Inn as a child, as far back as 1967. On road trips from Austin, his family would pull off Interstate 35 in Salado and follow Main Street to the stately old white wood-frame building that housed the inn’s popular restaurant, where they would join…

Texas Monthly

Sneak peek: The incredible homes of the AIA Austin tour

August 10, 2018 – The 14 homes on this year’s tour embody the range of work, styles, and talent available in this city and include designs by such heavy-hitters as Clayton & Little, Dick Clark + Associates, FAB Architecture, Hugh Jefferson Randolph, and Weiss Architecture, just to name a few.

Curbed Austin

A.D. Stenger home reimagined for modern family in West Lake Hills

July 20, 2018 – Tom and Amy Brown found a charming West Lake Hills house in 2015 for the next chapter in their family’s life, but the 1961-built home needed an update. “A lot of it was DIY,” says Nathan Quiring of Clayton & Little architecture firm, which created the design. What made this project…

Austin American Statesman

San Antonio Conservation Society Honors Excellence at 69th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

March 30, 2018 – The San Antonio Conservation Society recognized Clayton & Little and partnering firm Latitude Architects for their work on the Maverick Building Apartments. The annual event honors local developers, architects, craftsmen and others who have played a significant part in preserving and redeveloping some of San Antonio’s most important historic structures.

San Antonio Business Journal

Ten New and Upcoming Texas Hotels Worth Checking Into

December 27, 2017 – This Texas landmark’s new owners have been updating the 1861 building’s systems and making repairs, and are on track to reopen by May. Nestled among six acres of mature oak trees along Salado Creek, the renovated inn will feature 48 rooms with balconies and patios.

Texas Monthly

Out of the darkness: Two Barton Springs Lights Back on for First Time in Decades

December 26, 2017 – “Two bulbs … two years.” That’s how architect Emily Little describes the circuitous and eventually rewarding efforts to reilluminate the 1928 stone gateposts at Barton Springs Pool. On a recent November night, a crowd of about 100 supporters of the Barton Springs Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy group, gathered with sparklers in…

Austin American Statesman

AIA San Antonio’s People + Place Awards: The Best in Architectural Design

November 30, 2017 – After evaluating 60 entries from local architecture firms, the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2017 AIA San Antonio Design Awards at its People + Place Celebration. Clayton & Little received recognition for three projects in San Antonio’s Pearl District: Bottling Department Food…

My San Antonio

Moody Foundation to Fund Pease Park Master Plan, Phase 1

October 27, 2017 – “This is a transformational gift for Pease Park and for the entire community; the Moody Foundation’s leadership and generosity is unparalleled,” said Kristen Brown, Pease Park Conservancy CEO. “This gift will enhance and preserve an Austin treasure for generations to come.”

Pease Park Conservancy Media Release

Bohemian Luxury

October 1, 2017 – Private clubs are ubiquitous in metropolises like New York, Los Angeles and London. Still, in 2013, when Austinites started hearing whispers about plans for Pershing, an exclusive social club on East 5th Street, some panicked, as though a social club was a White Walker preying on the Austin ethos rather than…


Upscale Hill Country Cuisine at Pitchfork Pretty

October 1, 2017 – “Occupying an architect-designed building … it is a stylishly rustic structure with dark-stained timbers and lofty ceilings. Light floods through plate glass at the entrance and illuminates shelves of jars filled with house-made pickles and preserves, while white paper lanterns seem to float overhead.” Travis Greig, the architect behind the restaurant,…

Texas Monthly

A First Look at Le Politique, Austin’s Newest Brasserie

September 18, 2017 – Austin would never be mistaken for Paris, but new French brasserie Le Politique is aiming to transform one corner of downtown into a reasonable facsimile of the City of Light.  

Texas Monthly

Preservation Austin Announces 2017 Award Recipients

September 1, 2017 – Preservation Austin is thrilled to honor another outstanding slate of projects with our 57th Annual Preservation Merit Awards. Established in 1960, this juried program celebrates the hard work and visionary approaches of those preserving Austin’s unique architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. Clayton & Little received honors for three projects.

Preservation Austin

The World’s Most Gorgeous Glass Restaurants

August 28, 2017 – A clutch of four distinct areas—from a rooftop terrace to a historic 150-year-old bar which was replanted from Greenwich Village—now connect to create Eberly. The study is the coziest of its quarters and stands right in the center, designed after 19th-century British greenhouses (cue Kew Gardens), accented with hanging ferns and…

Architectural Digest

More Than Before

The building tells you what it wants to be.” With cues from the existing structure, we helped this once industrial bottling plant turned haunted house become a modern adaptation…

Texas Architect

Historic Austin Estate to become Boutique Hotel

June 13, 2017 – The vision for a boutique hotel at Austin’s historic Commodore Perry Estate is poised to become a reality at last. Local developers told the American-Statesman exclusively that the hotel, planned for the 10-acre gated compound at East 41st and Red River streets in Central Austin, will be a 53-room property due…

Austin American Statesman

How to Modify a Classic Midcentury Modern Home

December 9, 2015 – Our very own Emily Little featured in the Statesman, How to modify a classic midcentury modern home. Read about how she helped the Hime family rehabilitate their 1950’s Roland Roessner home.

Austin American Statesman