Medical Office Architect

with Extensive Medical Office, Surgery Center and Doctor Office Design Experience

CMArchitects was formed by an opportunity to work with HCA (Hospital Corporations of America) in 2005.  Since that time we have worked with physicians, owners and operators in projects ranging from 4,000 sf to 50,000+ sf. Though HCA kick-started the firm, most of our current work is with private owners.


Tom Carnell has unprecedented experience in medical space design. Tom is renown for his skills of intricately weaving complex programs with operational efficiency. Whether a 200 bed hospital, or 2,000 square foot surgical center, the team at CMArchitects is ready to help you.


With Tom’s experience, we are able to offer due diligence services for most all of your planning and design phases. Our experience also provides opportunities for creative “added value” design.

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Architectural Design Services Include

Initial Planning and Reporting

(Strategy, Feasibility, ADA Compliance and Space Allocation Analysis)


Architectural Design

(Design and Documentation for Building Codes, Permits + Construction)


Engineering Coordination

(Consultants include Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing enigeers)


Interior Design

(Finishes, Fixtures and Equipment Planning)


Construction Phase Oversight

(Construction Administration, Construction Management, and Closeout)

Added Healthcare and Doctor Office Design Expertise

Consulting + Design

30+ Years of Experience

Small Medical Buildings

ADA Accessibility Surveys + Reports

Physician and Patient Safety

Master Planning

Space Allocation Modeling

Feasibility and Pro Forma Data

Medical Office Design

Due Diligence

Pre-development Research

Existing Building Surveys

Code Analysis

Developer Coordination

Meetings with Localities

ADA Surveys + Reports

Inpatient Services

Academic Medical Centers


Children’s Care

Emergency Departments

Small Hospital Renovations + Additions


Ambulatory Care Experience

Clinical Office Buildings

Tenant Build Outs

Urgent Care

Primary Care Clinics

Freestanding Emergency Departments (FSED)

Work-based Clinics

Outpatient Care Facilities

Dental Office Design

Data Room Upgrades


“I am greatly pleased with your work

on our project. We continue to receive

numerous compliments on the building

and it has helped my practice.”


Dr. Michael Hueneke

1914 Charlotte Avenue

“CMArchitects is a result oriented design

firm that proved to be invaluable in their

ability to provide creative design solutions,

maintain organization on a very complex

project and produce the work within a

very demanding time frame.”


Michael Lilly, MBA PMP

Project Manager | HCA

“CMArchitects works extremely

hard to keep a project within the

budget restraints and equally close

to schedule requirements,

resulting in satisfied customers.”


Richard T. Conard, M.D.

Office Building Projects

Our office building portfolio includes over 798 Projects at over 20 million square feet of medical office space alone!

We combine our office design experience with medical design expertise to provide quality architecture.

Medical Office Design Experts

Physician’s Choice Architect

Plan for efficient operations with medical office designs tailored to your practice.

Our Design Team

We foster a diverse environment that brings together creative solutions intended to set you apart in the constantly changing medical community with accessible, flexible and adaptive space.

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Thomas Carnell, AIA NCARB
Architect | Managing Partner


Licensed in 12 States

(877) 560-4774 ext. 701

Auburn University

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Brent Hunter, AIA NCARB
Architect | Principal


Licensed in 3 States

(877) 560-4774 ext. 702

University of Tennessee

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Jessica Crosland
Office Manager | Architectural Assistant

(877) 560-4774 ext. 0

University of Florida

Experienced Medical Office + Clinical Space Design

The catalyst of our work since our inception is the understanding of DESIGN FOR HEALTH. We listen to owners and physicians, analyze their needs and design accordingly.


At CMArchitects, we have designers and  medical office planners with experience in MOB and clinical space for humans and animals – hospitals to veterinarian offices.