Our People

Our staff is as diverse as the buildings we design – one of our greatest benefits!

Our team brings a range of ages, interests, backgrounds and creative skills to each project. When we collaborate and work together, amazing things happen!

Our People

Our Process

At CMBA, we have a unique design philosophy called “Upward Thinking.” We begin by providing you with a solid foundation of knowledge and build up from there with innovative ideas and forward-thinking solutions.

Upward Thinking takes every project to the next level…and the next…and the next. Our goal is to reach a level of excellence far beyond your expectations.

Our Process

  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Educational Technology Center, Lindquist Center
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Library Learning Commons
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD
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    Crary Huff Law Firm
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Health & Natural Sciences Building
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    Orange City, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Buhler Rohlfs Hall and Krone Advising Center
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    Sioux City, IA

Remaking Media Centers

August 3, 2017

If you’re like a lot of districts, you have a huge Library or Media Center at the heart of your school that is filled with books and absent of students. To make things worse, no one has looked at those books, let alone checked one out, in the last five years. This is an age…[Read More]

Changes in Education

July 27, 2017

With changes in education and how students learn today, school districts need to consider if their spaces are flexible for learning, just as they consider curriculum and teaching methods. Years ago, we sat in assigned seats in assigned rows. We listened to the teacher lecture, took notes and studied for the test. We went to…[Read More]

Where to Invest $$$ and Increase Patient Satisfaction

July 20, 2017

It’s certainly a different world than ten years ago. As healthcare moves to a quality based model, one of the issues that has risen to the top is patient satisfaction. What are the predominant impacts your building can have on increasing patient satisfaction? Hospitality. Patients don’t want to be reminded they are dealing with an…[Read More]

The Inflexibility of Flexible Spaces

July 13, 2017

A very interesting dialogue occurred at a recent SCUP conference. A presentation on flexible learning spaces sparked a comment from the audience about the inflexibility of flexible spaces. We have all heard that flexibility is important and believe me the intent of design is to provide flexibility. At CMBA we strive for flexibility. However, flexibility…[Read More]

One of the aspects of CMBA that I greatly appreciate is that they clearly understand the significance of having their name associated with a project. Of course that means quality professional design, but it also means service delivery throughout the construction cycle and, most significantly, afterwards.
Martin W. GuthmillerChief Executive OfficerOrange City Area Health System