Raleigh Architect Joins Nationally Acclaimed Firm El Dorado

Tonic Design + Tonic Construction's Ted Arendes moves to Kansas City.
Ted Arendes times two!
Ted Arendes times two!
July 17, 2012 - PRLog -- (Raleigh, NC) – Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh recently announced that designer/project manager Ted Arendes will join the nationally acclaimed firm El Dorado in Kansas City, Missouri.

Arendes is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He worked with Dan Rockhill at Studio 804 in Kansas before joining Tonic, a construction-led, design/build studio located in Raleigh.

For five years, Arendes has worked on both the design and construction sides of the firm, both in the office and in the field. He has managed construction on many of the firm’s modernist houses, including the award-winning Smart-Stell residence in Durham; the Crabill residence in Hillsborough, which was featured in Dwell magazine in March of 2012, and the Rank residence currently under construction in Pittsboro.

“It isn’t easy to find someone who is talented and highly skilled at both design and construction,” said Tonic co-owner Katherine Hogan. “Usually you have someone who is much stronger in one area. That’s why it has been great working with Ted. And we couldn’t be happier for him that he’s found a position in such a prestigious firm as El Dorado.”

No doubt that dual expertise appealed to the El Dorado principles. As El Dorado partner Dan Maginntold Dwell in 2006, “The bottom line is that architects should know how to build. The best way to know how to build is to get in there and do it.”

Tonic co-owner Vinny Petraca noted, “One of our first clients told me that, in any profession, you never know how much time you will spend with your colleagues. He told us, challenged us, to make each day count and to push each project to the highest limit because you never know how long, or short, that moment together will be. Ted has always been motivated to achieve success. I am so proud of our time with him. We definitely made our time together count.”

El Dorado was founded in 1996. Its primary office in is Kansas City, MO, and the firm maintains a satellite office in Wichita, Kansas. For more information visit http://www.eldo.us.

For more information on Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, visit http://www.tonic-design.com.

About Tonic Design + Tonic Construction:  As two separate but interacting companies, Tonic Design and Tonic Construction work toward executing sensitive modern design solutions that make a difference in their clients’ lives and contribute to the architectural fabric of their buildings’ communities. Tonic has the flexibility to take on the role of architect or general contractor, or to collaborate together as an award-winning design-build firm. The firm’s projects have been featured in many national publications, including Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Dwell, Custom Homes, Inform magazine, and Metal Architecture. For more information visit http://www.tonic-design.com.
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