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Advantages of Small Mixed-Use Lot Design

Mixed Use Building

Designing for small mixed-use lots encompasses an array of opportunities for the end-user, and can parallel a city’s development goals. If you consider the Near Southside neighborhood in Fort Worth, it provides an excellent example of this type of design. If you’re not familiar with mixed-use design, these types of buildings typically feature a business…

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Our Design Philosophy for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)

Ambulatory Surgery Center

At tma-cha architects, we have been developing Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) for quite some time. As of today, we have completed 18 ASC’s and have three more “on the boards.” ASC’s started popping up in 1998. They were such a new and novel project that the State of Texas did not have a full grasp…

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We Designed the Sinclair’s Rooftop Bar Enclosure

Rooftop Bar

We were so excited to see the Sinclair hotel featured on the front page of the Star-Telegram. The luxury hotel, featuring an art deco décor mixed with state-of-the-art technology, is under the Marriott Autograph collection. TMA-CHA was tasked with designing the rooftop bar enclosure.   The bar’s glass enclosure covers about 1/3rd of the building’s roof…

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Fort Worth Heart & ASC Now Complete

Operating Room

The Fort Worth Heart Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center is now complete, and fully operational.  Their ASC meets the Texas Health Department guidelines and is now licensed. As an architectural firm that specializes in healthcare design, we know many factors are at play when creating an ASC.  Patient flow, comfort, size, equipment, and special MEP…

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Have a Happy 4th of July

Like many of you, we’ll be celebrating our great nation on the 4th.  In order to spend time with family and friends, our office will be closed on Thursday, and we’ll be back in business on Friday morning. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy 4th of July!

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The Architect and the Orchard

Peach Trees

It’s hard to believe that with all the hustle and bustle surrounding Fort Worth, I now have a farm just five minutes from downtown. The 4.5 acre farm, adjacent to Sycamore Creek, now includes large orchards, a garden and antique rose bushes. Last week, I brought peaches, plums and squash to share with the office.…

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St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Addition and Renovation

TMA-CHA is working closely with St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in the design for a new Narthex addition and renovation. The proposed addition provides a new main entry to the church, and connection to the parish center. This will help keep the Sanctuary quiet by relocating the existing toilets, and cry room access from…

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Dr. Tillman’s New Location Now Open

Dental Office in Near Southside

Congratulations to Dr. Tillman, and his staff, on their new location. His dental practice has moved to a new mixed-use building located at 1100 S. Lake Street in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. TMA-CHA designed the building and space to reflect the quality of care Dr. Tillman provides for his patients. Karen Kroh,…

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Dr. Simmons’ Mixed-Use Building Now Open

Dr. Simmons Mixed-Use Building

Located in the Near Southside neighborhood, Dr. Simmons’ Mixed-Use Building is now open. Our own Fred Cauble worked closely with Dr. Simmons in order to meet the project goals, and programmatic requirements. The first two floors are dedicated to medical and physical therapy offices with apartments on the third floor. Another unique addition is a…

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Have You Considered a Mixed-Use Building?

Mixed-use design, or mixed-use architecture, has been around since the 1900‘s.  At that time, the design was unique in that it featured two stories:  the first floor was used for retail, offices or some other kind of business, while the second floor was a residence for rent or a hotel.  From the 1900‘s through the…

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