St. Mary’s

Client: St. Mary’s
Location: Athens, GA

When asked by St. Mary’s to demonstrate their unique problem-solving abilities, MMA responded with an intensive 3-week charette. MMA’s response revitalized a stalled master planning effort launched by another healthcare architect that drug on for over a year without a consensus being reached. The result was a bold imaginative design that completely revitalized the St. Mary’s image, bolstered morale and enabled a CEO decision to move forward. MMA’s master plan concept provides for 120,000 new square feet without the loss of a parking spot, reconfigures outpatient traffic patterns for customer-oriented service, and provides the latest in healing healthcare environments.

When asked by St. Mary’s to redesign for a change in operational birthing concepts, MMA responded with an even more vigorous three-week effort than the previous LDR effort. The new design yielded greater program advantages than the original design including more square feet without a budget increase. MMA’s continued investigation and understanding of the issues facing St. Mary’s since the original three-week master solutions exercise allowed MMA to sharpen their pencils and create an even better benefit for the dollar. The result is a state of the art LDRP Women’s and NICU Center that is destined to gain St. Mary’s a strategic marketplace advantage in those service lines.

“I’ve participated in hundreds of architect presentations to hospital boards, MMA’s presentation is the only one I can recall where the Committee and Physicians applauded upon conclusion ” ~ Judy Smith, National Birthing Consultant`


Architectural design
Interior Renovations
New Construction
Construction Administration

HCD Expo + Conference

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

We’re going to be at the Healtcare Design Expo + Conference and would like to meet with you. We’re working with a variety of medical & healthcare clients across the US and given the opportunity, would like to show you what we can do.


November 2019

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During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.