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
  • Library Learning Commons
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA
  • Educational Technology Center, Lindquist Center
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    Iowa City, IA
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, 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

Our Clients

5 Tips from CMBA for Designing a Superior Healthcare Interior

September 16, 2020

At CMBA, we recognize that the mission of any healthcare facility is to improve the lives of their patients, and we believe that their interiors should serve that purpose. While many current facilities get a lot of things right, we think there’s plenty of room for improvement. Check out these five real-world tips that we…[Read More]

Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K12

June 25, 2020

The world of education is changing more quickly than ever before. And it’s important that we, as architects and designers, pay attention. The two key developments that are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools are the evolution of educational approaches, and as you might imagine in today’s world, security. Here’s how architecture can…[Read More]

What Psychological Impacts Does Campus Design Have on College Students?

June 18, 2020

The interior design of buildings on campus has meaningful impact on everyone. Whether or not it’s a positive experience depends greatly on the quality of the decisions you make. Poorly thought-out projects will negatively affect the lives of students for a long time. And since many college students spend a large portion of their days…[Read More]

What Does a “Flexible” Healthcare Facility Actually Mean?

June 5, 2020

There can be confusion about what healthcare flexibility really means. And flexibility can mean different things to different people. For example, for an owner, flexibility is something that allows a system to offer new service lines and generate more revenue; for a nurse, it’s an adjustment in day-to-day care delivery to allow the best patient…[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