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The Advantages of Using an Existing Shell 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 shell 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 out”…

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Multi-Family Project Coming to Near Southside

Drawing of Cannon Building

TMA Architects has designed a three-story, multi-family building. It will be located on W. Cannon Street in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. The podium style building will have one unit and parking on the ground level, and two floors above with seven units on each floor. The exterior will be composed of masonry…

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Joanna Grodnicka Celebrates 13 Years with TMA

Joanna with flowers

Joanna joined TMA-CHA Architects in 2008. One of the advantages of working at a boutique architecture firm is the exposure to all aspects of our practice. Joanna does design, works on drawings (contract documents), attends project meetings, and creates some renderings. She has a keen design sense and is such a terrific asset to our…

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We’re Turning an Office Space into an ASC

Office building in Plano

At TMA-CHA Architects, one of our latest projects includes turning a ground floor office space into an Ambulatory Surgery Center, or ASC. The project is located in Plano at 555 Republic Drive. The existing 5,600SF space will be remodeled to include two operating rooms as well as pre-op and recovery rooms. If you are a…

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Merry Christmas from TMA Architects

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Whether you’re keeping it small or visiting family, we hope you have a terrific day. Our office will be closed on Friday, Christmas Day. Here’s hoping you get everything on your list!

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North Grove Development in Waxahachie

Development Site Plan

We are excited to have a new mixed-use development project in the works in the growing city of Waxahachie. The project will reflect New Urbanism, a design that promotes environmentally friendly habits that include walkable neighborhoods and a wide range of housing options. The North Grove Development features just that: multi-family units and relevant retail…

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Historical Museum in Mansfield Opening Soon

Ralph Man House in Mansfield

For those who reside in or near Mansfield, renovation of the Ralph Man Homestead is complete and opening day is December 12th. The Man House will be used to teach about the history of the residence and will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. TMA-CHA Architects is also working on the Information Center for…

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A Very Happy Thanksgiving

As we take time to reflect on the year – and what a year it has been – I am so thankful to our clients and our employees. Who knew we could be so flexible and adaptable? Everyone’s willingness to conduct business in a whole new way has allowed us to not only keep our…

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Can You Convert an ER into an ASC? Yes We Can

  TMA CHA Architects was recently retained to convert an emergency facility into an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). In 2010, the State of Texas began issuing licenses for these facilities and they began popping up all over the state. Too many were developed for the market, and a number have closed or been purchased by…

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We’re Hiring an Architect

TMA-CHA Architects is looking to hire an Intern Architect or Architect. Experience in designing medical and/or multi-family projects preferred. If interested, please send your resumé with contact information to Tom Malone at

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