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consultant , Industrial design educator

Joseph Marshall Parriott, industrial design educator, consultant. Recipient Alumni Achievement Medallion Pratt Institute, 1966; recipient Citation President of the United States, 1967; Howe Society grantee, 1979; National Education Association grantee, 1981.


Parriott, Joseph Marshall was born on March 14, 1920 in Moundsville, West Virginia, United States. Son of James Deforis and Bessie (Sadler) Parriott.


Student, University Colorado, 1940. B.Indsl. Design, Pratt Institute, 1942.


Products and buildings designer Norman Bel Geddes, New York City, 1948-1949. Senior designer new products United States Plywood Corporation, 1949-1951. Principal Becker & Becker Associates, 1951-1958.

Manager, chief designer products, transportation exhibition Raymond Loewy, 1958-1966. Chairman department industrial design Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1966-1971, chairman graduate industrial design, 1971-1987. Head United States delegate International Congress Societies Industrial Design, Montreal, 1967.


  • Other Work

    • Co-designer patient personal environmental, New York State Psychiatric Center, 1978. Safety barrier New York City R-44, 46 subway cars, 1979. Designer: Unique Urban Taxicab General Motors X-chassis, 1981.


President The Margaret Gate Institute, New York City, since 1974. Trustee Village of Huntington Bay, Huntington, New York, since 1982. Fellow Industrial Designers Society of America (president 1966-1967, chairman 1968-1969), Royal Society Arts United Kingdom.

Member Industrial Designers Institute (executive vice president 1964-1965 Bronze medal), Beta Theta Pi.


Married Mary Buckley, February 14, 1970. Children by previous marriage: Wendy Parriott Penston, John Proctor, Susan Parriott Bryans, Charles Sadler.

James Deforis Parriott

Bessie (Sadler) Parriott

Mary Buckley