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Joseph Alvarez Carreiro

designer , educator

Joseph Alvarez Carreiro, educator, industrial designer. Recipient National Design Division award American Ceramic Society, 1964. National Endowment for the Arts grantee for nat. study of design education in the United States.


Carreiro, Joseph Alvarez was born on March 13, 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Camillo A. and Maria (Borges) Carreiro.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts College Art, 1950. Postgraduate Cranbrook Academy, 1947-1948, Harvard, 1951-1953.


Instructor department housing and design Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1950-1954, professor, department chairman, 1965-1978. Department chairman design and environmental analysis, 1965-1968, chairman design and environmental analysis department, 1968-1975. Director industrial design department Philadelphia College Art, 1954-1960, director industrial, interior and dimensional design departments, 1960-1963, dean faculty, 1963-1965.

President Carreiro Design Associate, Carreiro Industrial Designers. Lecturer on industrial design education in the United States, Bauhaus, German Democratic Republic, 1978.


  • Author: (with Steven Mensch) Building Blocks: Design Potential and Constraints. Project director, research publication The New Building Block: A Report on the Factory-Produced Dwelling Module.


Member planning committee Design in Government Conference, Department Agriculture, Washington, 1964. Member planning committee Role of Crafts in Education Conference, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1964-1965. Member Industrial Design Education Association (past president), Industrial Designers Society American (Board of Governors), American Association Housing Educators (vice president, chairman education committee).

College Art Association, National Education Association.


Married Dorothy Rita Bellefleur, November 22, 1947. Children: Joel, Christine, Donald, Anthony, Suzanne, Michele, Amanda.

Camillo A. Carreiro

Maria (Borges) Carreiro

Dorothy Rita Bellefleur

Joel Carreiro

Christine Carreiro

Donald Carreiro

Anthony Carreiro

Suzanne Carreiro

Michele Carreiro

Amanda Carreiro