Posts Tagged ‘architect’

The Importance of the Building Envelope

Travis Avenue Apartments

The role of the building envelope serves a greater purpose beyond aesthetics; it is key to the performance of the design in terms of energy codes and efficiency. Because it is the barrier from exterior elements such as rain, wind and heat, the envelope must be composed of carefully selected materials whether pre-determined (the ones…

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Merry Christmas from TMA-CHA Architects

Merry Christmas

We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter through the New Year! Please note our office will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. From all of us at TMA-CHA Architects, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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Can Eco-Friendly Projects Be Cost-Effective?

Oleander Plaza

Considering that there are many factors involved when constructing a building, this can be a loaded question. However, we have found there are several ways to be environmentally friendly while not breaking the bank. Adaptive Reuse; Reusing an existing building tends to go a long way toward saving money. The amount of material resources as…

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Wood Framed Commercial Buildings on the Rise

TCIDA Frame

That’s not a misprint. At TMA, we have been working with a wood frame on a wide range of project types, reinforcing a trend that has been on the rise. When selecting materials, many clients are laser-focused on cost, and that’s understandable. However, choosing a timber frame is not only beneficial to the environment, it…

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What is COTE 10 and Why Does It Matter?

Texas Kidney Consultants

Every year the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) distinguishes 10 exemplary projects that address environmental concerns through design. These projects come in various scales and costs, and are exemplary in that they integrate architecture, art, and environmental technological advances. The submitted projects are judged on how well they respond to environmental issues,…

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Advantages of Using an Existing 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 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…

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Fort Worth Heart & ASC Now Complete

Operating Room

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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The Architect and the Orchard

Peach Trees

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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St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Addition and Renovation

TMA-CHA is working closely with St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in the design for a new Narthex addition and renovation. The proposed addition provides a new main entry to the church, and connection to the parish center. This will help keep the Sanctuary quiet by relocating the existing toilets, and cry room access from…

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Dr. Tillman’s New Location Now Open

Dental Office in Near Southside

Congratulations to Dr. Tillman, and his staff, on their new location. His dental practice has moved to a new mixed-use building located at 1100 S. Lake Street in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth. TMA-CHA designed the building and space to reflect the quality of care Dr. Tillman provides for his patients. Karen Kroh,…

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