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

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

Our Clients

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?

When Quick Has a Downside

April 8, 2019

Are there any problems with fast tracking the design process? Does quick have a downside when planning a building? Let’s take a closer look at the question.

Can Design Help Address Clinical Burnout?

March 18, 2019

Clinician burnout is a real problem that’s been growing steadily for many years now. Can clinic design help curb it?

Pros & Cons of Renovating an Existing Building

March 5, 2019

One option is to find an existing building and renovate it to suit your needs. Like any major project, there are pros and cons to renovating.

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