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Mixed-use building in Near Southside

What is 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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Tom Malone, founder of TMA Architects

TMA Architects Celebrates 35 Years

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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AOA Performance Institute

The Advantages of Using an Existing Shell Space

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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Drawing of Cannon Building

Multi-Family Project Coming to Near Southside

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 with flowers

Joanna Grodnicka Celebrates 13 Years with TMA

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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Office building in Plano

We’re Turning an Office Space into an ASC

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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