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Emily Little Leads a Historic Tour of South Congress – 04.09.14
Our very own Emily Little is leading a historic tour of South Congress this Thursday as part of the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference being held in Austin this week. The tour is from noon - 2:30 pm on Thursday and counts for two AIA/HSW CEUs. Click here to buy tickets and learn more.

Preservation Austin’s Homes Tour “Austin 1964!” – 03.25.14
Clayton&Little is excited to be a sponsor of Preservation Austin's Homes Tour "Austin 1964!" to be held on Saturday, April 5th. Be sure to visit one of the tour's featured homes at 3607 Balcones, which will be shown in its original condition, as designed by Austin's notable mid-century architect, Roland Roessner. Clayton&Little is currently working with the new owners to design an expansion and rehabilitation of this historic modern gem. Visit Preservation Austin's website to learn more about tour details and to buy your tickets.

Houzz Tour: A Home Transformation in Travis Heights – 03.17.14
One of Clayton&Little’s recent residential projects, Foster Residence, is featured on Houzz.com with a more detailed look at the extensive renovations and additions to this home in Travis Heights. Check out the full article with before and after photos.

What’s Old is New Again: Clayton & Little Home Makeover Featured in Austin Home – 03.03.14
We are pleased to see the Foster Residence highlighted in the current issue of Austin Home Magazine, detailing the home's exciting transformation from a single-story residence into a family's newly updated, two-story home in Travis Heights. Click here for the full article that details the renovations & additions.

Josephine House Named Best New Bar of the Year by Garden & Gun Magazine – 02.24.14
"Our project, Josephine House, has been a local Austin favorite since opening last year, but this little Clarksville cottage recently found its place in the Southern spotlight, earning the distinction of one of Garden & Gun's best new bars of the year."

Clayton&Little-designed C-Boys Rings in the New Year on South Congress – 02.04.14
C-Boys Heart & Soul is the newest live music spot on South Congress. Clayton&Little was retained by the owner of the Continental Club, Steve Wertheimer, to restore and renovate the former Trophy’s bar. C-Boys celebrated its grand opening on New Year’s Eve; check out the full story by The Austin Business Journal here.

Teravista Named One of the Country’s Best-Selling Communities – 01.31.14
Clayton&Little is proud to have worked with the Teravista community in Round Rock, named the 37th best-selling community in the United States for 2013. Clayton&Little teamed with RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture to design The Club at Wildflower Park, Teravista’s amenity center. The facility includes both indoor and outdoor entertaining and gathering spaces for the community residents, in addition to a 24 hour fitness room, support kitchen, and restrooms serving a large community pool. Check out the full Austin Business Journal article.

African American Cultural Heritage District Board Forms – 08.01.13
Clayton & Little's Principal, Emily Little, is a sitting member on the board for the newly formed African American Cultural Heritage District Board. The organization plans to serve as a catalyst for projects and activities that are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents and small businesses of Central East Austin.

And the WINNER is…. – 04.22.13
Our Firm was named this year's recipient of the 2013 AIA Firm Achievement Award. This award honors the achievements that exemplify excellence in the architecture profession and design and is selected through an open nomination from Members.

Extensive renovations give a closed-off Texas home pleasing flow, higher ceilings and new sources of – 02.18.13
Earlier this month we sat down with Houzz's Contributing Editor, Becky Harris, to discuss one of our unique residential remodels.

From Austin to Santa Fe, New Mexico – 01.01.13
Our very own Emily Little served as chair of the AIA Santa Fe Design Awards Jury 2012 and presented the award winners at the AIA Santa Fe Gala at Bishop’s Lodge on December 13, 2012.

Oysters, Oysters, Oysters – 10.08.12
Your local neighborhood oyster joint, Clark’s Oyster Bar on West 6th, was recently completed by Clayton&Little Architects. A remodel of the former Portabla restaurant, this 1,400 SF gem was revitalized from the inside out.

UT vs. C&L – 09.26.12
University of Texas sophomore architecture students took on one of C&L’s most recent hospitality renovation projects and reimagined it with a completely different program.

The Golden Trowel Awards – 08.10.12
Every year, mason contractors submit projects on behalf of outstanding architects in the hopes that their joint achievements may be awarded the coveted Golden Trowel Award. A panel of distinguished judges was charged with the task of deciphering exceptional from excellent on the basis of design, craftsmanship, overall aesthetic appeal and difficulty. From their labors, awards are presented in each of six categories: Brick, CMU, Stone, Publicly Funded K-12, Residential (single & multi-family), and Hardscape, Landscape & Restoration.

Experimental Instrument Collaboration – 07.21.12
C&L Project Manager Norma Yancey presented her latest extracurricular project, three custom stringed instruments, to a rapt audience at Vessel, a program presented by the Austin New Music Co-op.

Citizen Generation Charitybash Masquerade Ball - Snowflake Centerpiece – 02.20.12
Alex Winkelman and EmilyAnne Skinner of Citizen Generation reached out to ClaytonandLittle Architects to create the centerpiece for their Charitybash fundraiser, benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.

Seaholm Power Plant – 01.15.12
We are very excited to be part of the team that will reinvigorate the Seaholm Power Plant and help create the downtown “Seaholm District.” With such respected local firms as STG, TBG, HS&A, and Southwest Strategies Group leading the team, this project will be a great addition to the downtown Austin landscape. Check out plans for the site here.

2011 San Antonio Conservation Society Awards Jury – 01.13.12
Emily has been asked to serve on the jury for the 2011 SACS Historic Preservation Awards. Fellow jurors are Ben Heimsath, AIA of Austin and Marcel Quimby, FAIA of Dallas. It’s quite an honor to select the best preservation work in San Antonio, a city with plenty to choose from.

Fresh Eyes in the Office – 01.09.12
We would like to welcome the latest addition to the Clayton&Little staff, Mark Olsen! Though a native Texan, Mark joins us from having spent the last four years in Denver, Colorado with his wife Merrell. With degrees in architecture from Texas A&M and CU Denver, and a diverse background in architecture, design and construction, Mark will certainly be a valuable asset to our team.

Mack Dick Group Pavilion – 12.17.11
Paul’s childhood stomping ground in Palo Duro Canyon is close to having a new facility to serve park-goers. The new pavilion will serve many sorely needed functions at the State Park, such as a large gathering room, restrooms, a commercial kitchen and spacious outdoor patios with barbecue grills. Paul has worked toward this moment since his senior architectural thesis, which was to design a similar structure for Palo Duro Canyon.
Watch a video and read an article about the project here.

Byrne-Reed House Featured in “Old House Journal” – 12.15.11
Local writer, Beth Goulart, tells the story of the Byrne-Reed House for national publication Old House Journal. Look for a copy at your favorite local bookstore — our project is on the cover! Time-lapse video of the restoration process.

Jeffrey’s Restaurant and Bar – 11.17.11
Jeffrey’s new owner, restauranteur Larry Maguire has tapped Clayton&Little along with Mark Ashby to overhaul the spaces in the treasured Clarksville restaurant. Their eclectic dishes will be served at the original location at 12th and West Lynn until mid-2012 as plans are developed and will return to the newly renovated building by fall 2012. We are excited for this opportunity to refine one of Austin’s finest restaurants.

Austin Woman Magazine – 11.01.11
Emily opens up about her background and recent projects for the “Savvy Woman/You Should Know” column in local magazine Austin Woman’s November 2011 issue.

Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music Competition Winner – 10.22.11
Responding to an international call for entries, Emily Little and C&L project manager Norma Yancey worked with local experimental percussion trio Line Upon Line to submit a design for the Waller Creek bridge behind the UT Former Student center. As required, the design incorporated site considerations, architectural innovation and functionality as a musical instrument. Out of hundreds of entries, their design was selected as 1 of 8 to be constructed and have an original composition performed on it during the MIA-AIM Symposium in October 2011. After the performance in the symposium, their team was selected for a First Place prize among the 8 finalists. Congratulations!  Austin 360 Article

ICA&CA John Staub Award – 10.15.11
The Byrne-Reed House restoration has won another award, the John Staub award, given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) Texas Chapter. The award honors “projects that demonstrate excellence and sensitivity to classical and vernacular traditions and have, in turn, contributed to the legacy of John Staub in Texas.” Our trip to Houston for the award ceremony included lunch at the Staub-designed Bayou Club and a tour of Ima Hoggs’s former home and gardens, Bayou Bend, also designed by Staub.

Emily Juries 2011 Excellence in Construction Awards – 10.01.11
Emily has been asked to serve as a juror for the ABC Central Texas 2011 EIC awards. It is an honor to be tapped by peers in a complimentary field to help determine the benchmark projects of 2011. 

Today’s Historic Interiors – 09.28.11
We have been patiently waiting for the release of E. Ashley Rooney’s latest book, Today’s Historic Interiors. The Hotel St. Cecilia has a nice spread in the “Hotels, Restaurants and Other Institutions” section. We’re grateful to have been involved with this Austin “institution." You can find the book at your local bookstore or online.

Hotel St. Cecilia in Design Bureau – 09.28.11
Our project, St. Cecilia Hotel, and proprietor Liz Lambert are featured in Design Bureau Issue 07, alongside 2 other hotels that toe the line of historic architecture and modern design.

Preservation Magazine – 09.15.11
Preservation Magazine has a wonderful feature on the Byrne-Reed House restoration and our client, Humanities Texas

2011 AIA Brazos Valley Design Awards Jury – 07.30.11
Emily’s fine eye for design has been called on to help determine the finest projects to come out of the Brazos Valley AIA chapter in 2011. She is honored to serve on the jury with Mark Wellen, AIA, Midland, and Michael Malone, AIA, Dallas.