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Margaret Carneal

Margaret Carneal, Instructor

Margaret Carneal, Instructor
Margaret Carneal, Instructor

Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
245 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9259 |

Margaret Carneal is an instructor in the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management. 

  • Residential Design
  • Diffustion & Innovation
  • Water Conservation
  • Sustainable Homebuilding Practices
  • Residential Lighting Design
  • PhD, Virginia Tech – in progress
  • MS, Virginia Tech
  • BS, Virginia Tech
  • Coordinator, Center for Real Life Kitchen Design
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • Interior Design Educators Council
  • Certified Kitchen Designer, National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • Certified Bath Designer, National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certificate Holder, Interior Design


Saxton, Maria, et al. “WaterSense Home Label Progress: Lessons from Energy Star & LEED.” Engineering Sustainability, Pittsburg, PA, 2015. 

Additional Information

Margaret has over twenty years of experience in academic and industry roles in residential design & construction. Coursework taught at the university level includes housing and interior design classes, consisting of studio, lecture, and online formats. Sizable building, remodeling, and contracting experience demonstrate strengths in residential design, construction, and project management. Her portfolio consists of both student work and high-end residential designs illustrating successful kitchen, bath, and whole house solutions.


  • Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, 2002 (in India)
  • American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship, 2001-2002 (in India)

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