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

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

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]

MRI Essentials

July 6, 2017

  There are five key issues that are essential to consider in the location of an MRI. Ignoring some of the basic issues can cause headaches later. 1. Delivery Path A large crane will be used to lift the MRI unit from a truck, so the site needs to have space to accommodate maneuvering space…[Read More]

Student-Centered Spaces

June 29, 2017

As educators, student outcomes and their learning achievements are the most important indicator of success. Unfortunately, facility design – which has a significant impact on learning – can often be an afterthought. Spaces are now, more than ever, being designed with the students in mind. Flexible furniture and seating options are replacing the traditional sea…[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