New Assistant Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management


Patrick DeatonPatrick Deaton will join the NCSU Libraries on a three-fourths time basis as Assistant Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management, effective January 12, 2008. He will continue work on a part-time basis with his current employer, J. Hyatt Hammond Associates, Inc., a leading, full service architecture/engineering/interior design firm in Greensboro, NC, whose portfolio includes libraries.

As Assistant Director for Learning Spaces, Patrick Deaton is charged with planning and executing the design of compelling and welcoming library learning spaces that encourage discovery, creativity, and collaboration. He will ensure that the Libraries provides a physical environment, integrated with the latest technologies, that is conducive to both individual and group study and that keeps pace with evolving learner and researcher expectations. He will also provide internal oversight for the Libraries’ capital management projects, including the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus, ongoing renovations in the D.H. Hill Library, and further implementation of the Libraries’ Master Plan.

With J. Hyatt Hammond, Inc., Deaton has served as Project Manager, Project Architect, and Project Designer on a variety of projects, particularly for public libraries and a variety of higher education projects. He has been responsible for managing an architectural, interior, and graphic design staff of 8 to 12 employees. He began his architecture career with J. Michael Osteen, Architect (Charlottesville, VA.). Deaton has designed library facilities in Greensboro, Burlington, Rocky Mount, Kinston, and High Point. His work on library renovation projects includes the NCSU Libraries’ Learning Commons and current design work for its Creamery, opening in 2009 in D.H. Hill Library. His work is notable for creative, attractive design that succeeds in incorporating the unique functional role of the library as a learning space.

Deaton has held teaching appointments as Lecturer in Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as Lecturer in Architecture, North Carolina State University. His professional record includes presentations to the Southeastern Library Association and the American Library Association, as well as past service as Managing Editor for The Princeton Journal: Thematic Studies in Architecture, and Editor of Modulus: The Architectural Review at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Interim President of the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art.

Deaton holds the Master of Architecture from Princeton University and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional.