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

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

Our Clients

CMBA Offices Temporarily Closed to Visitors

March 19, 2020

CMBA is temporarily closing our offices to outside visitors to ensure the safety, health and well-being of employees, customers, clients & community.

Quick Tips for Designing Wellness Spaces

March 18, 2020

Wellness spaces aren’t new. But they have become a growing trend in recent workplace design. Beyond a fitness area or gym, these trendier spaces usually offer unexpected features that elevate them from the federally mandated minimum. Showing dedication to human-centric design. But trendy wellness spaces are more than just for show. Whether it’s workplace stressors…[Read More]

A Message from CMBA Architects on COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As we continue to monitor COVID-19 and take precautions in our own lives, we want to share what we’re doing at CMBA Architects to care for the health of those in our community, while maintaining business operations.

Prioritizing Staff Satisfaction in Healthcare Architecture

March 13, 2020

Healthcare faces an epidemic of stressed and burned-out staff–something we’ve discussed before on our blog. But today we’ll take a look at this problem in light of recent changes in corporate America. Their shift to customizable workplaces which popularized sit-to-stand desks, focus rooms, and collaboration lounges can be adapted to healthcare. Empowering staff to tailor their…[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