Katherine Hogan Architects

Katherine Hogan Architects | Southeast Raleigh High School Great Hall, Raleigh, NC, 2020. Image credit: Tzu Chen Photography

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Katherine Hogan and Vincent Petrarca of Katherine Hogan Architects won a 2023 award.

Katherine Hogan and Vincent Petrarca are the principals and owners of Katherine Hogan Architects, an architecture practice based in Raleigh, North Carolina. When the practice was first founded in 2003 (under the name of Tonic Design | Tonic Construction), its work focused on small design-build commercial and residential projects. As it has grown, its portfolio has broadened to include projects for public schools, universities, state parks, and nonprofits. Often the product of modest but impactful interventions, the practice’s designs reflect the principals’ “unyielding explorations into assembly, tectonic craft, and resourcefulness,” in the words of the firm. 

Projects include:

  • Southeast Raleigh High School, a federal-grant-funded renovation of a Raleigh public school’s entry hall, designed and constructed with a limited budget
  • Farmworker Housing Prototype, a transferable model of farmworker housing developed in collaboration with 30 seasonal workers in western North Carolina 
  • Art as Shelter, an outdoor classroom located in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s public art park.

Katherine Hogan Architects was included in the 2022 AN Interior Top 50 and received a 2022 AN Best of Practice Award. The practice’s work has received numerous AIA awards at the local, state, and national level. 

Katherine Hogan holds a BArch from Syracuse University School of Architecture. She is a member of Raleigh’s Appearance Commission and an advisory board member of the Syracuse University School of Architecture

Vincent Petrarca holds a BArch and MArch from the North Carolina State University College of Design, where he has taught as a professor of practice.


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