The NC State University Board of Trustees’ Buildings & Properties Committee has approved Tonic Design in Raleigh to provide professional design services for the university on an as-needed basis.
For a term of two years, Tonic Design partners Katherine Hogan, AIA, and Vincent Petrarca are basically pre-approved for small renovations and new construction projects throughout the university campus.
Hogan and Petrarca sought this opportunity because they’re both avid enthusiasts about academia and working on projects at local institutions. They teach studios at the NC State College of Design and frequently serve as critics for other professors’ studios.
As a member of the Raleigh Appearance Commission, Hogan is also “committed to making a difference” in her place, she says
Vinny Petrarca is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Architecture, NC State College of Design, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1999. In 2014, he received a prestigious Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for the firm’s “Crabill Modern” house in Hillsborough, NC.
The Wake County Public School System’s Facilities Design & Construction Department also tapped Tonic Design recently to provide open-ended architectural services for its 171-facility system on an as-needed basis. The duo’s reason for seeking that position? They have two school-age daughters.
For more information on Tonic Design, visit http://www.tonic-design.com/.