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Katherine Hogan

Tonic Design’s Katherine Hogan joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture board.

June 26, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Designer Katherine Hogan, a principal in the Raleigh design/build firm Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Syracuse University School of Architecture.

“I’m honored to be a member of the board, which is composed of distinguished alumni and professionals,” Hogan said. “It is wonderful to remain connected to the school and to the future of the architecture program.”

Originally from New York, Katherine Hogan completed her Bachelors of Architecture degree at Syracuse University in 2005 as a University Scholar, where she graduated summa cum laude with a minor in Italian language. She also attended the Syracuse Program of Architecture in Florence.

After graduation, she worked with Will Bruder + Partners in Phoenix, Arizona, and held a fellowship position with Bryan Bell at Design Corps, a non-profit architecture practice serving communities normally without access to architectural services.

Hogan joined Tonic design + Tonic Construction in 2008 and has since worked on multiple residential and small-scale commercial projects. She and the firm recently received a National AIA Small Projects Practitioners award for an educational pavilion at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

An associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional, Hogan frequently serves as a guest juror at several area schools and participates on many committees that promote design awareness. She is also a member of the North Carolina Museum of Arts Contemporaries Board and is entering her third year on the AIA Triangle Design Awards Committee.

For more information on Katherine Hogan and Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, visit www.tonic-design.com.

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…In Greenville, North Carolina, the Walters Residence, a sleek, modern residence designed by Tonic Design + Build, is an excellent example of the use of architectural zinc in an eco-friendly, energy-saving home. Both the clients and the design team envisioned the house as a model of environmental sensitivity and materials selection was critical to their success. To that end, designer Vincent Petrarca, Associate AIA, specified 1500 square feet of VMZINC flat lock panel for the home’s double-height “public” space.

“The color, material qualities, and the system of interlocking panels created a detailed texture of surface and shadow on the exterior facade of the two-story public space of the house,” said Petrarca. “In order to meet the goals of the a LEED for Homes Silver project, we selected zinc as a key feature in the exterior composition of materials. Not only is it 100 percent recyclable, but it’s also durable and low maintenance with a lifespan of nearly 100 years. This was very appealing to the clients.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

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Residential Architect magazine introduces a new video series that explores the importance of residential design and the value architects bring to the housing industry. Throughout the year, we’ll talk with residential architects passionate about their profession, among them Will Bruder, AIA, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Ted Flato, FAIA, Elizabeth Gray, FAIA, and Alan Organschi, Dan Shipley, FAIA, Vincent Petrarca and Katherine Hogan, Assoc. AIA, and John Carney, FAIA. Please join us for the entire series and find out how the spaces we occupy in our everyday lives shape us as human beings and as a society.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TONIC VIDEO