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Texas Kidney Consultants Now Open

Exterior of Texas Kidney Consultants

Congratulations to Texas Kidney Consultants on the opening of their new Main Office in Fort Worth. The two-story building totals 11,000 SF and is at 2221 8th Avenue. Structures & Interiors was the general contractor and they did a terrific job bringing our plans to life. We’d like to thank the doctors at Texas Kidney…

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Natural Ventilation System for Animal Care Facilities

Interior of Animal Care Facility

When designing an HVAC system for an animal care facility, we consider a number of criteria including user comfort, code requirements, cost, and correct equipment. Kennels, play areas, and procedure rooms all need to be served with natural ventilation, so how do we approach the design? The Haslet Pet Resort is a 7,600 SF facility…

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What is a Mixed-Use Building?

Mixed-use building in Near Southside

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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TMA Architects Celebrates 35 Years

Tom Malone, founder of TMA Architects

I cannot believe we are celebrating 35 years! Wow! When I started my architectural firm, my main goal was to control the quality and design of my projects. At the time, there was little indication of the profound changes that were going to take place in this profession. Of course, I’m speaking of technology, and…

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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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