Tonic Partners To Be Featured Guests at “Appetite4Architecture” Dinner

As top prize winner of the 2013 Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential

Raleigh NC architects

Katherine Hogan and Vincent Petrarca of Tonic Design | Tonic Construction.



January 9, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) – Residential designers Vincent Petrarca and Katherine Hogan of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh will be featured guests at the 2014 “Appetite4Architecture” dinner to be held at 18 Seaboard Restaurant in Raleigh on Tuesday, January 14, beginning at 7 p.m.


Sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), “Appetite4Architecture” (A4A) is a chance for the general public to meet and eat with some of the Triangle’s best Modernist residential designers in a casual, relaxed setting. This year’s only A4A event focuses on the winners of NCMH’s 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizing Excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design.


“This is a rare chance to enjoy easy, informal discussions in an upscale dining environment with prominent members of the Modernist architecture community,” noted NCMH founder and director George Smart.


Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, a multi-award-winning, full-service, design-build firm headquartered in Raleigh, received the top prize from the professional jury in the 2013 competition for the design of the “Modern Gothic” Rank residence in Pittsboro, NC. The same project received third prize in the People’s Choice category, in which the general public could vote online.


Petrarca and Hogan were also named Residential Architect magazine’s 2013 Rising Star Leadership Award winners.


Seating is limited so anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact Smart immediately at 919-740-8407. For more information on A4A, go to


NCMH is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design across North Carolina. For more information:


For more information on Vincent Petrarca and Katherine Hogan, visit