Vincent Petrarca is a principal and co-owner of Katherine Hogan Architects. Vinny has over 30 years of experience in the practice of architecture. He has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects of various scales and typologies and has been recognized for his innovative approach to design.
Vinny has extensive experience in the making of architecture, he is also a licensed general contractor and brings years of on-site experience and knowledge to the firm. From 1993 to 2003 he worked for the award-winning firm of Frank Harmon Architect. During this time, he found many opportunities to fall into design build situations. Petrarca’s first independent project was a 1,700-square-foot house that he designed and built. It won AIA NC and AIA Southern Atlantic Region awards and was featured in Dwell and on the cover of the book 25 Houses Under 1500 Square Feet. These insights contribute to the firm’s unique approach to architectural practice; a hybrid model that is grounded in real constraints, budgets, and constructability.
Vinny has been recognized as an innovative educator, receiving in 2014 an ACSA Faculty Design Award for his design of Weathering House. Vinny is a Professor of Practice at NC State College of Design, where he received both his BArch and and MArch II degrees. He has also been a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University School of Architecture since 2015. He teaches design studios, digital fabrication courses and the introduction to structures and materials. All courses focus on the making of architecture, craft and detail.