Katherine Hogan, AIA
Co-Owner, Architect, LEED AP
BArch – Syracuse University

Vincent Petrarca, AIA
Co-Owner, Designer, Contractor
MArch II – NC State University College of Design
BArch – NC State University College of Design
BEDA – NC State University College of Design

Katherine believes that good design can happen at any scale and any budget and is an advocate for design in her community. She has been invited to lecture on the work of the firm at both Schools of Architecture and AIA events, most recently the AIA national convention in 2017.

Katherine is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at NC State College of Design and a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University School of Architecture. Passionate about academia and her local community, Katherine frequently serves as a guest juror at several area schools and participates on many committees that promote design awareness. She serves as a member of the Syracuse University School of Architecture Advisory Board and was appointed by the Raleigh City Council to serve on the Appearance Commission.

Katherine received her BArch degree from Syracuse University as a University Scholar, with a minor in Italian language. After graduation she worked with Will Bruder Architect in Phoenix, AZ and after held a fellowship position with Bryan Bell at Design Corps, a non-profit architecture practice serving communities normally without access to architectural services.

The influence of construction on design and design on construction is the fundamental premise that shapes the process of every project. Vinny’s first independent project was a 1700-square-foot house that he designed and built. It won AIA NC and AIA SAR awards and was featured in the Dwell and on the cover of the book 25 Houses Under 1500 Square Feet.

Tonic’s hybrid model of professional practice furthers the flexibility to take on various roles as both architect and contractor. This blended perspective allows tonic to build and implement their own designs as well as designs of other architects, with the highest emphasis on craft.

Vinny is a professor of practice in the Department of Architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design and a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University School of Architecture. He holds both a Bachelors of Architecture and March II degrees from NC State. From 1993 to 2003 Vinny worked for the multi-award-winning firm Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC. It was during this time that Vinny found many opportunities to fall into design build opportunities.