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Advantages of Using an Existing Space

AOA Performance Institute

Besides new ground up construction, our work has always included commercial finish outs. There are many advantages to finishing out an existing space, especially if you’re a new, growing business. Depending on the size, finish outs are typically completed faster, not affected by inclement weather, and most importantly, the price per square foot to “finish…

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Our Design for a New Shopping Complex in OK

Shopping Complex Design

At tma-cha architects, we have been master planning for “Market Street at Ardmore.” This a new 300,000 SF shopping complex on 28 acres in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Phase One construction has begun, and will continue in stages, while Phase Two is still on the boards. Panda Express, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Verizon cellular sales are…

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New Townhomes Coming to Near Southside

We are close to starting construction on a series of townhomes that will be located on S Jennings Ave in Fort Worth. The project will take place in two phases. The first phase will feature six units with three in each building. The second phase welcomes the possibility of six additional units. Our design for each unit…

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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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