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

  • Library Learning Commons
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Health & Natural Sciences Building
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    Orange City, IA
  • Educational Technology Center, Lindquist Center
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, 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
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
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    Crary Huff Law Firm
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD

3 Ways to Incorporate Sustainability into Campus Buildings

August 29, 2018

For decades, college students and college campuses in general have led sustainability efforts. Of course, when we talk about sustainability the first thing that comes to mind is recycling bins on campus. While that’s part of it, here are 3 ways to incorporate sustainability into campus buildings. 1. Reuse Old Materials It’s common for colleges…[Read More]

Athletic Facility Upgrades for the Modern School

August 22, 2018

We hear a lot about indoor spaces at schools being renovated, but there isn’t always a lot of news about upgrading outdoor spaces and athletic complexes. We’re thrilled to be a part of two projects—one in Iowa and one in Nebraska—that involve much needed updates to athletic facilities. Le Mars Community Schools Stadium In March,…[Read More]

How Imaginary Architecture Inspires Real Projects

August 10, 2018

When The Incredibles 2 hit theaters recently, there was a lot of talk in architecture circles about the family’s new house that was featured prominently in previews and the movie. In fact, there was a fantastic article in Architectural Digest about the real house that inspired the animated superhero family’s home. Of course, this is…[Read More]

The Importance of Physical Space in a Digital World

July 31, 2018

It’s no secret the world is becoming more and more digital focused. With that shift, we see physical spaces—where we work, gather, play, and connect—as more important than ever. The Dematerialization of Digital There are so many things going on in the digital world. Social media connects us to distant friends and helps us make…[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