About

The places that draw us in, the ones that make us want to stay awhile and return to again and again are not the result of great architecture alone. The places that capture our imaginations, inspire contemplation and connection with others, are the product of strong vision, responsiveness to context, intentional design, and a symphony of interdisciplinary contributions that usher them into the world. Clayton Korte creates places that celebrate their environment and exalt the human experience at the intersection of architecture, authenticity, and craft.

What began as a small architecture practice in 1983 has evolved into a firm today that includes interior design and brand services with offices in Austin and San Antonio. Though our Texas architecture roots run deep, work on winery, ranch, and residential projects have taken us to California, Maryland, Hawaii, and beyond.

Clayton Korte built its reputation over several decades on historic, residential remodeling but steadily expanded its capabilities over the past fifteen years under Paul Clayton’s leadership. Today, Clayton Korte’s portfolio is balanced with a mix of residential and commercial projects including restaurants, hotels, hospitality, retail, public, and institutional work.

In 2016, Paul Clayton named Brian Korte, FAIA; Sam Manning, AIA; and Nathan Quiring, AIA, partners, and George Wilcox, AIA, an associate partner. Emily Little is Partner Emerita. In 2020, the firm changed its name from Clayton & Little to Clayton Korte to reflect a change in firm leadership, ownership, and design direction.

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