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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…

Building Design + Construction

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…


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.

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…


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…


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

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.

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

July 26, 2017 – “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 of its Art Deco past. Read more about West Elm on Grayson Street in San Antonio, featured in the latest issue of…

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