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Design Office Fall Open House

November 18, 2019 – On November 8, Design Office—the shared offices of Clayton & Little, Helms Workshop, and Word + Carr Design Group—hosted their first Fall Open House | An Evening of Art and Design. Welcoming the community with bites and beer, they opened their walls to Austin artists Helmut Barnett, Eliza Thomas and Peggy Weiss,…

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn in Paso Robles

November 13, 2019 – Californian Contemporary Industrial Architecture in San Luis Obispo County, CA, USA – design by Clayton & Little. The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is 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…

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Design Office Fall Open House

November 13, 2019 – Thanks to all who stopped by Design Office Friday night for Fall Open House. We had a wonderful evening sharing our space with the community, and our walls with local artists Helmut Barnett and Eliza Thomas, compliments of Wally Workman Gallery, and Peggy Weiss. Artwork will remain on display through Thanksgiving….

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Clark’s Oyster Bar in Austin

November 12, 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…

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30-story tower expansion approved for historic lodge

November 6, 2019 – After sending plans back to the drawing board this summer, the city Historic Landmark Commission last week gave the thumbs-up for a proposed tower addition that would rise about 30 stories above downtown’s Royal Arch Masonic Lodge. Located at 311 West Seventh Street, the lodge was built in 1926 and landmarked in…

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Historic landmark commission approves certificate of appropriateness for Royal Arch Masonic Lodge in downtown Austin

November 5, 2019 – The city of Austin Historic Landmark Commission voted 6-4 to approve a certificate of appropriateness—a prerequisite for building permits on historic sites—for a roughly 30-story addition to the Royal Arch Masonic Lodge at 311 W. Seventh St. at an Oct. 28 meeting. Built in 1926 and designated a historic landmark in…

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Balcones Residence

October 28, 2019 – This renovation and addition to an Austin, Texas home, originally done by a famous architect, was taken on by Clayton & Little to maintain the mid-century modern craft and history. During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching at the University of Texas and designing some of Austin’s most daring modern structures….

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East Austin’s Latest Office Building Is a High-Minded Architectural Throwback

October 22, 2019 – East Austin has seen its fair share of office development over the last couple of years, but most of that growth arrives in the form of larger buildings, rising four or five stories and occupying the better part of their blocks — or even full blocks, in some cases. That’s what makes the two-story office project preparing to rise…

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn in Paso Robles, California by Clayton & Little

October 23, 2019 – 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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Homes Tour Showcases Best Of Austin Architecture, Design

October 15, 2019 – 2019 AIA Austin Homes Tour is in its 33rd year of inviting the community to admire some of Austin’s most awe-inspiring and creative homes. AUSTIN, TX — This weekend, you won’t want to miss seeing some of Austin’s most inspired residential architecture as part of the 33rd Annual AIA Austin Homes…

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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…

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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.

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

October 9, 2019 – 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…

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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…

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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.

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Meet the 12 Homes on the 2019 AIA Austin Homes Tour

September 30, 2019 – From a midcentury modern gem in Lake Hills to a renovated freedman’s cottage in Clarksville, here’s what you’ll see Oct. 19-20…

Austin Monthly

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…

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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…

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RÉSIDENCE BALCONES

September 9, 2019 – Construite en 1956, la maison Balcones a été conçue par Roland Roessner, architecte et professeur à l’Université du Texas. Son balcon en porte-à-faux a été installé sur sa rue Austin pendant plus de six décennies, il était donc essentiel de préserver son contexte historique. Pour ce faire, le porche et la…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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SAXUM VINEYARD EQUIPMENT BARN CLAYTON & LITTLE ARCHITECTS

August 13, 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 Saxum Winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field drill stem pipe…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Austinites add their touch to California’s wine country

July 10, 2019 – Austin and San Antonio architecture firm Clayton & Little won a 2019 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel award from the American Institute of Steel Construction for its Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn. The low-profile structure in Paso Robles, California, drew acclaim for its minimalist design and consideration for…

Austin Business Journal

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…

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Clayton & Little Receives a 2019 National AIA Small Projects Award

July 1, 2019 – Clayton & Little (Austin and San Antonio) has been recognized with a 2019 National Small Project Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn located on Saxum Vineyard in Paso Robles, California. The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is a simple agricultural structure that speaks to the…

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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

Big design, small budget: These are the best small projects for 2019

June 4, 2019 – Now in its 16th year, the AIA Small Project Awards program—established by The Small Project Practitioners (SPP)—recognizes small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work. The program also aims at raising awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope. Award…

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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…

Dezeen

2019 Small Project Awards: Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn

May 26, 2019 – Located in the Templeton Gap area of Paso Robles, California, this simple agricultural structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent winery. Sitting sentry as the foremost structure present upon entering the vineyard lined property, the barn and its renewable energy system speak to…

The American Institute of Architects

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.

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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…

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Savoring Savor: Culinary Institute of America San Antonio Evolves with the Addition of Its New Restaurant

January 30, 2019 – The Alamo City has always been a destination for great food, but the Culinary Institute of America arguably helped put it on the radar for the rest of the world. The CIA-San Antonio is hoping to further build on that reputation with Savor, its new restaurant, opened this month at the…

San Antonio Current

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…

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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…

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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

Head to the Upstairs of Mattie’s for an Intimate Bar

January 5, 2019 – Almost two years after the former Green Pastures restaurant reopened as Mattie’s, a visit to the upstairs bar remains an inviting and warm spot to grab a cocktail or three. Dark walls, wallpaper featuring a peacock pattern and hardwood floors the color of Kentucky bourbon have helped restore the classic beauty…

Austin Monthly

Presenting the 2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Building of the Year

December 5, 2018 – “The project is an attentive and delicate reinvention of the agricultural shed as a responsive, performative infrastructure for the nearby vineyard.” Tei Carpenter, Founder, Agency—Agency

The Architect's Newspaper

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.

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