“Rank Residence” Receives Merit AIA North Carolina Award

“Rank Residence” Receives Merit AIA North Carolina Award

t1102-Rank_2September 26, 2015 (Durham, NC) The Rank Residence or “House for a Rockstar,” received the 2015 Merit Award during the American Institute of Architects North Carolina Chapter Design and Chapter Awards Gala hosted at Durham’s 21c Hotel.

The residence, designed and constructed by Tonic and completed in 2012, was built with a modern-gothic feel and features unique, tall vertical spaces. The windows provide the desired privacy while playing on the idea of “arrow loop” windows, which once provided protection for archers inside gothic castles.

On the ground floor, the four-car garage provides room for his muscle cars and dragster. The eleven foot tall concrete entry stair provides access to the home’s main level and its triple height living space. The upper two levels contain bedrooms, a library, and a studio where the musician can write and record his music.
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The residence has also been recognized in Dwell Magazine and the News & Observer and was awarded the 2013 George Matsumoto First Prize as well as the 2013 AIA Triangle Merit Award.

2018-11-05T15:58:12+00:00September 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Katherine Hogan Inspires as Panelist at Innovate Raleigh Summit

Katherine Hogan Inspires as Panelist at Innovate Raleigh Summit

Katherine Hogan, AIA, Principal of tonic design | tonic construction, appeared as a panelist at the Innovate Raleigh Summit, an annual event to connect entrepreneurs with resources in the Raleigh community.

The discussion focused on the cultural identity of Raleigh and how the plans for it’s future can encourage interconnectivity among different communities. She spoke to the fact that tonic design | tonic construction continually breaks boundaries in their communities through their art, blending old with new and innovation with tradition in each of their projects.
“It was an honor to be a part of this panel and included in the discussion about the growth of our city,” said Katherine Hogan, AIA, “Design should always be an integral part of this discussion and we should consider how we can build better and more high quality buildings and public spaces that we can be proud.”

After the panel concluded, Katherine joined other industry leaders to lead discussions on her career story and what led her to success.

Other panelists included John Kane (Kane Realty Corporation), Patrice Gilmore (Holt Brothers Construction), John Holmes (Hobby Properties), Sam Crutchfield (Grubb Ventures) and featured moderator Mitchell Silver of the New York City Parks Department.

2018-11-05T15:57:47+00:00September 10th, 2015|0 Comments