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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Neal Hubbell

Neal HubbellAssociate Professor
& Director of Graduate Studies

Interior Architecture & Product Design

2107 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992


Associate Professor Neal Hubbell received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in 1981 and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

Prior to entering academia Professor Hubbell had extensive professional experience with interior architecture and architecture firms that specialized primarily in the areas of workplace design, retail design and hospitality design. In 1984, Neal became NCIDQ certified (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) and then passed the Architectural Registration Examination (Colorado) in 1986.

Professor Hubbell has over 20 years of experience in academia at a number of higher education institutions teaching all levels from freshman to graduate students.   

Some scholarly interests of his include design methodologies with the express interest in enhancing creativity, design history, and lighting design.

Professor Hubbell’s students have been the recipients of a number of national student design competitions sponsored by Cooper Lighting, Hospitality Design Magazine, and the Retail Design Institute. As well, Professor Hubbell has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the McElwee Teaching Award (Kansas State), the Mortar Board Outstanding Teaching Award (Kansas State), and the Celebrate State Teaching Award (Oklahoma State).