Paul Clayton, AIA
Born the son of a mechanic in West Texas, Paul has a quiet manner, keen business sense, and pragmatic approach that builds on his natural talent for architecture and devotion to sculptural form. Educated in both architecture and business, Paul is comfortable designing classical and contemporary, residential and commercial, as well as directing the firm’s construction company.
Paul responds to each project according to its needs, with an ability to realize detailed spaces that are inspirational, authentic, and always cognizant of the people and places involved. His ability to create symbiosis between client, staff, contractor, and design allows Clayton & Little to expand the scope of their work while reinforcing the firm’s legacy of thoughtful, responsive architecture.
Emily Little, FAIA
Emily infuses her designs with the lives and circumstances that surround each project, intertwining them with design and function. A cultural anthropologist at heart, she has built her career on making good design accessible and attainable, often by finding the small gestures that largely improve the quality of a space.
Twice named Austin’s Best Architect by the Austin Chronicle, Emily is an expert in historic preservation whose work has indelibly colored the fabric of her native Austin. In addition to consistently mindful new construction, her portfolio includes residential additions, historic renovations, and commercial adaptive re-use projects that demonstrate her ability to coax dynamic new spaces from worn and tired ones, reframing their honest humanity in a new context.
Adam is a true Austinite, growing up here and graduating from Bowie High School. He worked construction for five years, then spent 4 years as an Army medic stationed at Fort Hood, spending one year in Iraq. He is currently attending the University of Texas. He enjoys running with his dog, mountain biking, woodworking, and going to see good music.
Carolina Cantu grew up in Monterrey, Mexico, where she studied Architecture at the ITESM (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey). Before C&L, her career started in Monterrey, working for WAM Arquitectos. In her spare time, she enjoys working on DIY craft projects, painting free hand designs on walls, visiting museums, and she loves to travel.
AIA, LEED Green Associate
George hails from Chattanooga, TN and attended UT (the real one, founded in 1794) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, before coming to Austin. Outside of the office, George splits his time volunteering for Architecture for Humanity, Austin Chapter, as a co-director, hiking and backpacking with his wife and dog (Jasper), and trying his hand at Ultimate Frisbee.
AIA, LEED AP
Ken is an almost native Texan, his memory selectively removed life before moving here. After graduating from Texas A&M, Ken worked in San Antonio for Habitat for Humanity. Ken serves as the co-directory of Architecture for Humanity Austin, secretary for the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Planning Team and is on the board of DoCoMoMo MidTexMod, a mid-century architecture preservation organization.
Coming to Austin by way of Houston, Lela is our resident accounting guru and office manager at times. When she is not keeping the books for C&L, Lela can be found curled up with a good book or playing solitaire.
Associate AIA, LEED AP
Originally from Tyler, TX, Mark joins us after his recent graduation from the University of Colorado, Denver. During his education at UC and at Texas A&M before that, Mark he focused his studies on sustainable design and design-build project delivery. In the rare case of free time, Mark fills it with food, family, outdoor fun, reading, and various creative projects.
Nathan comes to us from the east coast, where he practiced in New York and New Jersey after graduating from Virginia Tech. Happy to have found Texas, he and his wife, Kiera, now live in eastern Travis County with their horses, chickens, and dogs. Nathan sits on the Board of Front Steps and plays piano with his band, Lost & Nameless Orchestra.
Born and raised in Alaska, Sam made his way to Texas after graduating from Washington State University. After volunteering for AFH-Austin, Design 3x2 and helping to design a chicken coop for Travis Heights Elementary School, his spare time is filled by playing basketball and brewing his own beer; but will have to put those hobbies aside soon to complete his Architectural licensing exams.
Sky recently relocated to Austin from the Coast of Mississippi where he worked on many post-Katrina projects. Sky is a graduate of Mississippi State University and in his spare time enjoys reading, traveling, music, and working on low-income housing for developing countries. Though new to the area Sky has already developed an appreciation for the local cuisine, music, and people.
Stuart graduated with degrees in Architecture and Business prior to spending a dozen years in Colorado designing high-end residences, multi-family, and hospitality buildings. In 2009, he was named among “the top 20 designers under 40” by Mountain Living Magazine. He and his family have recently returned to Texas in pursuit of a patch of dirt and the perfect BBQ.