Lyndsey Deaton

Senior Architect + Planner

Dr. Deaton, a Senior Architect, Planner, and Program/Project Manager at The Urban Collaborative, brings over 15 years of experience in architecture, research, sustainable design and development, education and training, policy development, urban design, and historic preservation for private- and public-sector clients both in the United States and internationally. She is also an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Architecture + Health graduate program at Clemson University, an instructor for the U.S. Army PROSPECT program, and a Fellow with the University of Melbourne’s Space for Engagement and Epistemic Diversity (SEED) Informal Urbanism Research Hub.

Dr. Deaton is a prolific writer on the subject of urban design, having written book chapters, training manuals, and journals for dozens of publications. She specializes in community health and inclusive design practices that seek to engage underprivileged communities and develop sustainable solutions. Lyndsey’s research is rooted in practice with experience on hundreds of funded design projects across six continents. Her work has received the notable Environmental Design Research Association Great Places Award (2021), the Architecture Research Centers Consortium King Medal for Research Excellence (2020), and the Lafarge-Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, North America, Acknowledgement Prize (2011) as well as over 35 international, federal, state, and local design awards. She has received over $300,000 in financial support for her scholarship and research from the Clemson Architectural Foundation (2022), the Julie and Roxy Dixon Fellowship (2017), the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship (2019) and partner organizations such as Save the Children Philippines.

Dr. Deaton was awarded a PhD in Architecture at the University of Oregon and received a Master of Building Science Construction from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2021, she was honored to be included in the roster of 40 Under 40 Georgia Tech Graduates for significant contributions to the field of architecture by an early age.