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

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

Our Clients

Is Natural Light Really That Important?

May 29, 2019

Businesses aren’t the only ones benefiting from natural light. Colleges & universities are seeing increased performance when designing with natural light.

How School Architecture Affects K12 Student Productivity

May 23, 2019

When thinking about ways to improve student & staff productivity in a school, could there be a layer that isn’t as apparent?

Can Timber Make a Comeback?

May 15, 2019

Wood might just turn out to be the building material of choice in the future. And that has us pondering “what if.” Of course, timber has been around for a long time. But with recent advancements in materials, it now has potential for a comeback!

Designing for Introverts & Extraverts

April 16, 2019

How can we improve the architecture of our workplaces to address the unique set of needs for both introverts and extroverts?

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