Posts Tagged ‘CRE’

Project Update: Shopping Center in Ardmore

Retail design

The phased construction of Market Street in Ardmore, Oklahoma, continues to progress.  We provided the overall conceptual design for this shopping complex that allows the center to be constructed in phases as more retailers come on board.  The photo shows our latest addition. The 3,990 SF satellite parcel building is nearing completion, and will be…

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New Building for Texas Kidney Consultants

Healthcare design

Construction is underway for a new location for Texas Kidney Consultants in Fort Worth. Structures & Interiors is the general contractor, and they’re completing the framing as well as the sidewalks. The two-story building totals 11,000 SF and is located on Eighth Avenue near the historic Fairmont neighborhood. The interior will feature exam rooms on…

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Should You Consider a Mixed-Use Building?

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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New Development Coming to Waxahachie

Multi-family design

At TMA-CHA Architects, we have been hired to design a new 250-unit multi-family project in Waxahachie. The city located south of Dallas, along I-35E, is booming. With the developer located in California, and the general contractor in the Waxahachie area, we’ve been working with all interested parties via online meetings. The developer has been terrific,…

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Working Virtually with Our Clients

Architect for Retail Center

While we continue to practice social distancing, we have started working with our clients almost exclusively electronically. Like many of you, we were reliant on face-to-face meetings, but the effects of the coronavirus have changed the way we do business. Now, we are successfully navigating client meetings via Zoom, email and phone calls. Because we…

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Thriving in Our New Normal

TMA CHA Office

On March 16th, at the urging of Project Architect John Reeser, our office made the decision to have our employees work from home. This meant that Sophie (my sweet dog and office mail retriever) and I were the only two at the office each day. It was a drastic change, and it was very strange.…

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Triangular-Shaped ASC? We Can Do That

ASC design

The owner of Cardiovascular Labs of America requested a design for a state-licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). At TMA-CHA, we specialize in creating ASC’s, but this was an unusual request because their office is shaped like a triangle. Physicians and physician groups looking to add an ASC know there are a number of guidelines set…

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Developing Property in Fort Worth

Development in Fort Worth

TMA-CHA Architects is teaming with the Bhoomi group to develop six-acres at the corner of Bryant Irvin and Dutch Branch Road. The initial purchase was to assist Fort Worth Heart in developing a satellite clinic and a state-of-the-art cardiology surgery center. That left 4.2 acres remaining and we’re in the process of sub-dividing the open…

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Converting to an Ambulatory Surgery Center

Ambulatory Surgery Center

The process of converting a space to an Ambulatory Surgery Center, or building a new ASC, has become a particular area of interest and expertise for our firm. There are many factors to consider – whether it’s an existing treatment facility or an existing layout that allows for more flexibility. There are several driving factors:…

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Natural Ventilation System for Animal Care Facility

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? How will it be controlled? Does the code allow…

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