FAIA | Partner Emerita
Emily has provided leadership in the preservation and design community in her native Austin for over thirty years. With an emphasis on the adaptive reuse of historic structures, her work has indelibly colored the fabric of Central Texas. In 1983, Emily founded Emily Little Architects, a predecessor firm to Clayton & Little Architects. Elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 2009, Emily has also led award-winning community based art projects that have garnered national attention. She was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2007. 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. At Clayton Korte, Emily remains Partner Emerita and is focused on community-oriented and historically significant projects.