Katherine Hogan, AIA, is co-owner and principal of Tonic Design, a full-service and award-winning architecture practice in Raleigh, NC. Her work focuses on multiple project types, guided by the belief that good design can happen at any scale and any budget. The work comes from both thinkers and makers, with a high emphasis on craft. Her firm perceives the realization of a project, from drawing to construction, as a continuous search and refinement through process.
Prior to joining Tonic Design, Katherine worked for Will Bruder Architect in Phoenix, AZ, and held a fellowship with Design Corps, a nationally recognized nonprofit architecture office.
Actively engaged in academia, she and her partner Vincent Petrarca have been Visiting Critics at Syracuse University School of Architecture and are adjunct professors at NC State University’s College of Design. She has served on the Syracuse University School of Architecture Advisory Board since 2011.Through their teaching, they explore how a building is assembled and how that assembly then informs the making of architecture.
Tonic Design’s work has been recognized by over 40 design awards. Most recently, Katherine and Vincent received the 2017 AIA NC Kamphoefner Prize for Modern Architecture, one of the highest honors for practicing architects in the state of North Carolina. In 2013, Residential Architect magazine named the partners “Rising Stars.” Their projects and hybrid practice model have been featured in various national publications, including Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Dwell, The Architects Newspaper, Custom Home, Inform magazine, and Metal Architecture.