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AEC CAFE: “Smart-Stell Residence in Durham, USA, by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction”
AEC CAFE: “Smart-Stell Residence in Durham, USA, by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction”

By Sanjay Gangal The clients wanted a new house but not anew neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a […]

METALMAG: “Metal Framing and Panels Provide nearly Transparent Shelter”
METALMAG: “Metal Framing and Panels Provide nearly Transparent Shelter”

by Krista Hovis While many art museums have lawn sculptures to draw visitors in, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh has taken the concept a step further. Within the museum’s 164-acre (66-hectare) park, the sculptures are more than […]

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Wins AIA NC’s Only Residential Design Award

For a modern house in Hillsborough, North Carolina November 20, 2012 (Raleigh NC) – Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, an award-winning design/build firm in Raleigh, NC, has received a Merit Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute […]

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Sponsors NCMA’s Art Purchase Party

Continuing the firm’s involvement with North Carolina’s art museum. October 11, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, an architectural design/build firm in Raleigh, is sponsoring the North Carolina Museum of Art’s (NCMA) “Art Purchase Party,” an event […]

Tonic Design House on Tour, Principals on Panel Discussion

AIA Triangle Residential Architecture Tour, Panel Discussion in Chapel Hill September 19, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – An award-winning modern house designed and built by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction of Raleigh will be featured on the 2012 AIA Triangle Residential […]

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Receives Fifth Energy Star® Rating

Raleigh design/build firm continues work on energy-efficient homes. September 13, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, an award-winning design/build firm in Raleigh, NC, recently received its fifth Energy Star® rating for the design and construction of the […]

Raleigh Designer Takes Students To Fallingwater

Vinny Petrarca’s students begin the semester at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork. August 31, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Raleigh designer and Professor In Practice Vinny Petrarca began his second year of teaching at North Carolina State University’s College of Design by […]

Tonic Wins Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Design

Raleigh design/build firm lands one of only three jury awards. August 15, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – A house designed by architect Vinny Petrarca of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh received one of only three coveted Jury Awards during […]

Modern Home, Natural Habitat: Hillsborough Couple’s Property Receives National Certification

August 7, 2012 (Hillsborough, NC) — The National Wildlife Federation recently certified the John and Stacy Crabill property in Hillsborough, NC, as a natural habitat. The Crabills bought the five-acre property in 2010 with the intention of building a simple, […]

Raleigh Architect Joins Nationally Acclaimed Firm El Dorado

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction’s Ted Arendes moves to Kansas City. July 17, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh recently announced that designer/project manager Ted Arendes has joined the nationally acclaimed firm El Dorado in […]

Tonic Enters Three Modernist Houses in Matsumoto Prize Competition

(July 10, 2012) — Tonic Design + Tonic Construction has entered three house in the inaugural George Matsumoto Prize for modernist residential design in North Carolina built since 2006. This unique architecture competition is sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH). […]

Raleigh Architect Named To Syracuse Advisory Board

Tonic Design’s Katherine Hogan joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture board. June 26, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Architect Katherine Hogan, a principal in Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Syracuse […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design + Construction with Mike Cindric Receive 2010 AIA Small Project Award

July 2, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Tonic Design | Tonic Construction with Mike Cindric are recipients of  a 2010 AIA Small Project Award for their Art As Shelter project. Cited by the SPP jury as “a remarkable piece of shelter […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Receives USGBC LEED for Homes Silver Rating

June 15, 2010 (GREENVILLE, NC) – The GREENville HOUSE designed and built by Tonic Design and Tonic Construction was awarded LEED Silver certification by the USGBC for achievement in green homebuilding and design. LEED for Homes is a green home […]

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: “Walters’ Residence, Greenville, North Carolina”

April 2010 By Ingrid Spencer For Bobby and Kristi Walters a lot has changed over the five years since they approached Vinny Petrarca, Assoc. AIA, to design their house in Greenville, North Carolina. They’ve gotten married, Bobby made partner in […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design | Tonic Construction with Mike Cindric are recipients of an Award of Merit from the Inform Awards.

June 25, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Tonic Design | Tonic Construction with Mike Cindric are recipients of  a 2009 Inform Award of Merit for their Art As Shelter project. Two hundred and nine entries in interior design, landscape architecture, and […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design + Tonic Construction with Mike Cindric Receive AIA Triangle Design Award

April 21, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Tonic Design | Tonic Construction with Mike Cindric are recipients of  a 2009 AIA Triangle Award for their “Art As Shelter” project. The project was selected from a large pool of entries representing work […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design + Gail Peter Borden Selected for Art On The Move

March 30, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Tonic Design | Tonic Construction and Gail Peter Borden, AIA, have been selected by the Raleigh Arts Commission in collaboration with Capital Area Transit ( CAT) for the second annual Art On The Move […]

Raleigh’s Tonic Design and Tonic Construction and David Hill finalists for the International Gimme Shelter Competition

January 20, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) — Tonic Design and Tonic Construction with NCSU College of Design professor David Hill have been selected as one of 12 finalists for GimmeShelter, an international design competition hosted by The Schuylkill Center for Environmental […]