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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…

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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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Hotel at historic Green Pastures advances

December 20, 2019 – Developer La Corsha Hospitality Group has won the approval of a key city commission to build a hotel on the grounds of the historic Green Pastures farmhouse in South Austin. Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission voted 6-2 on Dec. 16 in favor of the hotel’s design, moving the project a step closer…

Austin Business Journal

10 architectural projects in Austin by Austin architects we liked this month

December 20, 2019 – As part of Archinect’s month-long Spotlight on Austin, we’re mixing up the typical Friday compilation of ten top projects on various Firm and People profiles shared to our Pinterest boards and, instead, present you ten of our favorite Austin projects designed by practices based in Austin.

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Eberly

December 19, 2019 – Divided into three distinct dining experiences under one roof, Clayton & Little designed Eberly to capture the independent spirit of Austin, Texas. 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…

Hospitality Snapshots

The Best-Designed New Hotels of 2020

December 17, 2019 – Our Commodore Perry project made the list of Best Designed New Hotels of 2020. View the full list on Architectural Digest… The preeminent design hotel of 2020 is difficult to describe in just one word or phrase. Our newest annual list is curated with something for everyone. Architect Lord Norman Foster…

Architectural Digest

Commodore Perry Estate

December 16, 2019 – Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences, today announced that it plans a Spring 2020 opening for its first urban retreat in the dynamic destination of Austin, Texas. Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection will be a modern interpretation of a residential estate from yesteryear, where guests are invited…

Hospitality Net

Austin is calling! Don’t miss these architectural job opportunities currently featured on Archinect Jobs

December 13, 2019 – A city teeming with an eclectic mix of architectural styles and cultural roots, in recent years Austin has become a hotspot for architects to showcase work that activates public spaces through formally dynamic and materially rich designs. Tying in with Archinect’s Spotlight on Austin, we’ve selected seven Austin-based firms that are…

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Historic Austin Mansion Transformed into a Showcase Auberge Resort Wonderland

December 12, 2019 – Texans who’ve long savored the luxuries of Auberge Resorts Collection properties (think Napa’s Auberge du Soleil and Hawaii’s Mauna Lani) will soon have an Auberge of their own to dive into the sumptuousness that has earned Auberge the highest of plaudits both nationally and internationally. The Commodore Perry Estate is poised…

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Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

December 12, 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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Peek inside the Commodore Perry Estate resort in Hancock

December 12, 2019 – Commodore Perry Estate, a new luxury resort on a 10-acre, historic property in the Hancock neighborhood, is set to open in spring 2020. The central-city destination hotel is part of California-based Auberge Resorts Collection, which operates boutique-style luxury properties worldwide.

Curbed Austin

Luxury hotel set for spring debut at Austin’s storied Commodore Perry Estate

December 11, 2019 – A new chapter is at hand for the historic Commodore Perry Estate in central Austin, one that will see the 10-acre property transformed into the first hotel in Texas for the Auberge brand. A spring opening is planned for the luxury hotel, Auberge executives told the American-Statesman. They said the Commodore…

Austin American Statesman

Exclusive details: Former Barley Swine chefs return to Austin to open luxury hotel restaurant

December 11, 2019 – Bradley Nicholson’s time has come. An executive chef told me a story a few years ago about how when he went to offer a line cook the position of sous chef, the young man turned him down. A nascent restaurateur had approached the cook and asked him to run the kitchen…

Austin 360

Barley Swine Alums Are Returning to Austin With a High-End Restaurant

December 11, 2019 – Lauded Barley Swine alums Bradley Nicholson and Eater Young Gun Susana Querejazu (’16) are coming back to Austin to open their own high-end restaurant. Lutie’s Garden Restaurant, which will be found on the Commodore Perry Estate at 4100 Red River Street in Hancock, will open sometime in the spring of 2020. Lutie’s will focus on New American and Texan fare made with ingredients sourced locally from vendors…

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Luxury Central Austin resort revives historic estate with restaurant and private club

December 11, 2019 – A 10-acre site listed on the National Register of Historic Places is being touted as Austin’s first “urban retreat.” Luxury lodging operator Auberge Resorts Collection, owned by Houston billionaire Toyota dealer Dan Friedkin, said in a December 11 release that the Commodore Perry Estate resort is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.

Culture Map Austin

Clark’s Oyster Bar

December 6, 2019 – Clayton & Little converted a former repair shop into the elegant Clark’s Oyster Bar, a local dining staple that serves up the freshest oysters in Austin, Texas.

Hospitality Snapshots

Introducing Archinect’s Spotlight on Austin

December 4, 2019 – For the month of December, Archinect is shining a Spotlight on Austin, Texas. Aside from being the Texas state capital, Austin is a major node in the thriving Texas Triangle mega-region, the urban agglomeration that includes Houston, Dallas-Forth Worth, and San Antonio.

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Simple, Sustainable Storage

December 2, 2019 – Weathering steel, photovoltaic roof system highlights self-sufficient equipment barn. A simple agricultural structure sits at the toes of the 50-acre James Berry Vineyard and adjacent winery that sits just 800 feet away. Located in the Templeton Gap area of Paso Robles, Calif., the Saxum Vineyard equipment barn is completely self-sufficient, operating independently from the energy…

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16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots

November 19, 2019 – These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way. With its funky personality and plethora of vintage stores, Austin is also home to many neighborhoods constructed in the postwar years—leading to a bevy of midcentury residences that have been remodeled and retrofitted over the years. Here, we take a look at…

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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…

E-Architect

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…

Curbed Austin

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….

Home Snapshots

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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Clayton & Little October Newsletter

October 16, 2019 – The arrival of fall (finally!) has prompted us to review our year thus far and revisit what’s keeping us inspired. We offer a few highlights here from spring and summer collaborations along with upcoming events we invite you to attend.

October Newsletter

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…

AECCafe

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.

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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…

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

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.

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…

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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…

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

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…

Dezeen Awards 2019