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

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

Designing College & University Spaces for Technical Learning

April 26, 2018

Traditional classrooms at colleges and universities around the world have been designed as “stand-and-deliver, sit-and-listen” spaces. Colleges and Universities are now more and more focused on designing spaces for technical learning. Read more.

Transforming Older Schools for 21st Century Learning

April 21, 2018

From a design perspective, there isn’t one specific model for planning the transformation of an older school. We find that every school—and therefore every project—is unique.

Any Company Can Join the Culture Club!

April 10, 2018

We’ve all heard stories about the culture at Google. Or Facebook. Or Apple. Or one of our favorites, Hermann Miller. Relaxed dress codes, lounges for co-worker interaction, funky décor, a four-star restaurant for a cafeteria. It makes it seem like “culture” is only for the chosen few. Don’t be fooled. Even a small company or…[Read More]

Using the Lean 3P Process in Healthcare Facility Planning

April 4, 2018

Lean 3P is a prototyping and simulation process that can be used to move projects forward quickly and efficiently. It’s especially important for new healthcare facilities as it allows for the right amount of input and helps avoid re-work issues “after the build.” Common errors with healthcare facilities include: After construction, equipment isn’t arranged how…[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