Paul Clayton

AIA, LEED AP | Principal

Paul leads the Austin office and has been responsible for the firm’s growth since 2005. His wide-ranging design capabilities span project typologies and styles. In addition to being a skilled architect and designer in his own right, Paul is an accomplished entrepreneur who has led Clayton Korte (formerly Clayton & Little) with a disciplined approach since 2005 when he bought Emily Little Architects after working at the firm for 4 years. Over the next fifteen years as principal, he grew a five person architecture firm into an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in two cities, and a team of more than 30 full time professionals.

Having strengthened the firm’s core capability with a mix of hospitality, restaurant, retail, and other commercial work, Paul expanded the firm’s offer to incorporate Interior Design (2014), Brand Services and Experience Design (2017).  The expanded offer stems from Paul’s deep-seated humanist philosophy: remarkable experiences result from a thorough response to sensory details beyond architecture.

In October 2020, the firm changed its name to Clayton Korte to reflect a change in leadership, ownership, and design direction. Today, together with three partners, Paul continues to grow Clayton Korte with a steady hand and an unerring commitment to quality, design, and operational excellence.

Paul Clayton