Oct. 19, 2012
-- (Raleigh, NC) -- Blueplate PR, a boutique public relations agency in downtown Raleigh, NC, announces three new clients: architectural firm Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, design/build firm Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, and Cary artist Don Mertz.
Pearce Brinkley Cease +
Lee (PBC+L) is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm specializing in academic and cultural arts projects and sustainable design. With offices in Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina, PBC+L’s work has been published in numerous professional journals and the firm was ranked 15th in Architecture magazine’s 2012 Top 50 Firms in the nation. Among the firm’s many high profile projects are the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, the thoroughly sustainable Green Square ParkingDeck, also in downtown Raleigh, Triangle Brick’s new headquarters in Durham, and the Health Sciences Building at Wake Technical College.
Tonic Design + Construction is a design/build, or construction-
led, architectural firm in Raleigh. As two separate but interacting companies, Tonic Design and Tonic Construction execute environmentally sensitive, modern design solutions that improve their clients’ lives and contribute to the architectural fabric of their buildings’ communities. Owned and operated by Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan, 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. Tonic’s residential projects have been featured in numerous publications. Among the firm’s high-profile non-residential projects is the Sculpture Park Pavilion at the NC Museum of Art.
Don Mertz is an abstract artist who moved to Cary from New York City 12 years ago. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Students League in New York City. He is a member of the Visual Arts Exchange of Raleigh, the Fine Arts League of Cary, and the Durham Art Guild. He is represented by ArtSource Fine Art Gallery in North Hills, Raleigh, and by Joe Rowand Fine Art Services in Chapel Hill.
“All three of these clients fit perfectly with Blueplate PR’s specialization in creative businesses, organizations, and individuals, especially architectural firms and artists,” said Blueplate PR’s owner Kim Weiss. “I’ve admired PBC+L’s and Tonic’s projects for many years and welcome the opportunity to keep that excellent work visible in traditional and online media. I’m also delighted to discover Don’s beautiful art work and look forward to making sure others discover it as well.”
For more information on Blueplate PR, visit www.blueplatepr.com
.About Blueplate PR:
Blueplate PR is owned and operated by award-winning journalist and former magazine editor, Kim Weiss. It is a small and cost-effective boutique public relations agency that specializes in creative clients and non-profit organizations. Blueplate PR is also the only public relations firm in the Southeast that specializes in architecture and architecture-
related businesses and organizations, such as Frank Harmon Architect PA and Triangle Modernist Houses. For more information visit www.blueplatepr.com.