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Tonic Design Partner Appointed to Raleigh Appearance Commission

Tonic Design Partner Appointed to Raleigh Appearance Commission

KH_headshotThe Raleigh City Council has appointed architect Katherine Hogan, AIA (right), co-owner of Tonic Design, to the Raleigh Appearance Commission.

The City Council established The Appearance Commission in 1973 to provide guidance, advice, and recommendations regarding the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the City of Raleigh. The commission consists of 15 members, the majority of whom have special training or experience in architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, city planning, or related design fields. Members serve for two years before they must be reappointed by the City Council.
The Appearance Commission also appoints standing committees for special design-related outreach and education efforts such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, which recognize outstanding new contributions to the city’s character, environment, and appearance.

Hogan and her partner and co-owner at Tonic Design, Vincent Petrarca, have been the recipients of the Sir Walter Awards four times, most recently for renovating/renewing the building at 1700 Glenwood Avenue that now houses Form & Function, the building owners’ retail shop.

The Commission meets twice a month in the Council Chamber of the Raleigh Municipal Building. The meetings are open to the public.

For more information on the Raleigh Appearance Commission, go to www.raleighnc.gov.

For more information on Katherine Hogan, AIA, visit www.tonic-design.com.

2018-11-05T15:31:52+00:00November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Raleigh Urban Design Center Presents Lecture by tonic design

Raleigh Urban Design Center Presents Lecture by tonic design


Multigenerational Living: The Resurgence of a Forgotten Housing Typology

When: Thursday, November 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Speakers: Katherine Hogan, AIA & Vincent Petrarca of tonic design

During this UDC Talk, tonic design principals Katherine Hogan, AIA and Vincent Petrarca will speak about their practice, past projects in Raleigh, and research into alternative housing types and housing diversity within our city.

tonic’s work fuses together history and the present, representing an important typology of architecture today. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“We are passionate about good design and contributing to our city and are honored to have the opportunity to speak about our work and interest in the topic of multigenerational housing,” notes Hogan.

“As parents of young children, we believe that there is an architectural solution to not only pull resources and live economically, but also to enjoy the benefit and shared knowledge of three generations.”

About tonic design | tonic construction:

tonic design | tonic construction principals Katherine Hogan, AIA and Vincent Petrarca were named 2013’s “Rising Stars” by Residential Architect magazine. Their projects have been featured in many national publications, including Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Dwell, Custom Home, Inform magazine, and Metal Magazine. For more information visit www.tonic-design.com and follow tonic on Facebook

About Raleigh Urban Design:

The Raleigh Urban Design Center is a team of urban designers and planners who envision and design solutions that create a better built environment for the City of Raleigh. By engaging and leading the people of Raleigh in deliberate, targeted design discussions, we build consensus around innovative solutions that encourage all people to be active in shaping the physical form of their community.

*Landscape Architects may be approved for 1.5 credits through the NC Board of Landscape Architects for attending this lecture.

2018-11-05T15:59:03+00:00November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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 bus wrap competition. As one of 12 finalists, their design will be applied to the side of a bus, which will circulate on city bus routes and promote the work of local artists and designers.
Tonic Design + Tonic Construction and Gail Peter Borden, a former architecture professor at the NC State College of Design, have collaborated on a design for the Art On The Move submission. Interested in both civic art and increasing public awareness of local transit systems within the city of Raleigh, the team was inspired to create a design that engages CAT riders and non-riders alike.
A representation of the inner workings of the bus, the design is a two-diimensional graphic that depicts a three-dimensional space. The viewer is able to see through the bus, revealing the “inside,” riders and machinery. An image that is otherwise hidden is now exposed for public view, contemplation and imagination.
A closer look reveals a graphic “Pixelation.” A vivid representation of an oak leaf becomes the medium for depicting the lively sketch of the bus riders and inner workings. Each line is composed of a collection of diversely orientated oak leaves. A symbol of the City of Raleigh becomes the heart of the design.
The Art-on–the-Move buses will be revealed on May 16th at Artsplosure, an arts festival in downtown Raleigh.
Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, a design/build firm, has won several American Institute of Architect awards at the local, state, and regional levels and has been featured in Dwell, Residential Architect, and Custom Home magazines. Recently Tonic Construction was named the preferred builder for the New American Home Development, which will feature homes by 12 local designers. For more information visit www.tonic-design.com

2009-03-30T23:54:26+00:00March 30th, 2009|0 Comments