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Exterior of Texas Kidney Consultants

Texas Kidney Consultants Now Open

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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Interior of Animal Care Facility

Natural Ventilation System for Animal Care Facilities

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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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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