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MISSION STATEMENT

 

To promote and achieve Design Excellence, Innovation and Knowledge across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines including but not limited to Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design & Graphic Design.

My Career focus has been primarily in the areas of:

-  Single & Multi-Family Housing  

-  New Mixed Use and Adaptive Re-Use Buildings

-  Historic and Civic/Community Buildings

-  Urban Planning & Suburban Land Development

-  Educational Centers  

-  Personal Spaces for Worship & Contemplation

Practicing in Connecticut and New England Area  
Licensed Architect & Interior Designer  -  Ct. Registration #8440 - Active (2023)


Professor of Design Sciences. (SASD 2015-2016)
Interior Design & Construction Systems

Builder for Special Projects for Friends and Family
Industrial & Graphic Designer
Inventor & Sculptor

 

 

ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

 

CT/AIA American Institute of Architects - "Washburn Traditional Architecture Design Award"  - 2004

CT/AIA American Institute of Architects - 1st Place for Design of a Single Family House - 1999

Excellnce in Scholastic Studies Merit Award - Pratt School of Architecture - 1994

1st Place Structural Innovations Competition - RISD Architecture Program - 1988

 

"Operation Solar" Competition & Commission - NE Utilities & State of Connecticut  - 1983

State of Ct. Office of Energy Management & Policy  - Energy Efficient New Housing Award - 1982

State of Ct. Office of Energy Management & Policy  - Solar Energy House Retrofit Award - 1982

State of Ct. Office of Energy Management & Policy - Attached Passive Solar Greenhouse Award - 1982

 

DOE & HUD National AWARD & Commission for a Hybrid Active/Passive Solar House - 1979

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AWARD

1ST PLACE -  National "Rigid Box" Packaging Competition - 1973

 

EDUCATION

 

Yale Divinity School

Master of Arts in Religion & The Visual Arts -  Self-directed Concentration in Sacred Architecture

(Un-finished)

 

Pratt School of Architecture

5 Yr. Professional Bachelors of Architecture Degree - B.Arch Summa Cum Laude - 4.0 GPA

 

Rhode Island School of Design - RISD

1 Year Architectural Studies

 

University of Bridgeport

4 Yr. B.A. in Interior Design with a Concentration in Industrial Design

 

New College at Hofstra University

1 Year Inter-disciplinary Studies in the Social Sciences

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

AIA

American Institute of Architects

IFRAA

Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture

ASID

American Society of Interior Designers

ISCAA

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

NESEA

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Joseph Matto Architect, AIA - 25 Years Connecticut Registered Architect - 1995-2023

Adjunct Faculty & Professor of Design at SASD at U. Bridgeport - 1975-76

Joe Matto Residential Design & Glenn Tucker PE Engineering - 10 Year Partnership - 1985-1995

Sunspace Inc. Design/Build Company - 9 Yr Partnership with Colin Healy Designer - 1979-1985

 

U. Bridgeport / Vista -  Special Adjunct Faculty - 1975-76

Community/Cable TV Project - Grant Writing/Reporting, Video Instructor & Production Supervisor

Howard Jacobsen & Maurice Jacobson Department Heads

 

 

 

SERViCE TO AMERICA

 

United States Naval Reserves - 1 Yr Active / 5 Years Reserve Duty -  Sonar and Oceanography - 1972-78

VISTA Volunteer - 2 Years at an Inner City Food Coop & Family Crisis Intervention Center - 1974-76

 

 

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

 

Competition & Social Ballroom Dancing

Kayaking, Tennis and Hiking

 

Sculpture & Drawing

Writing & Poetry

 

Meditation & Prayer

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