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Mixed Use Building

Advantages of Small Mixed-Use Lot Design

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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Ambulatory Surgery Center

Our Design Philosophy for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)

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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Rooftop Bar

We Designed the Sinclair’s Rooftop Bar Enclosure

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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Operating Room

Fort Worth Heart & ASC Now Complete

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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Peach Trees

The Architect and the Orchard

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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