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

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

Evolving Rural Care: State-of-the-Art Hospitals in Small Towns

December 6, 2018

Rural hospitals face many challenges. As we work on projects across Iowa and Nebraska, we partner with these hospitals to work to overcome challenges in the design of their new facility, renovation or addition. Where rural hospitals were once thought to be a dying breed, updates, renovations and modernization have put them back in the…[Read More]

The Importance of Location for Your New Building

November 26, 2018

We’ve heard it said time and time again—when thinking about where to put your business, it’s all about “location, location, location.” But why is location so important? Demographics of the Surrounding Community No matter what type of building you’re constructing, it’s important to consider who will be using or visiting it – and how that…[Read More]

Embracing Neutral Space in Your Office

November 19, 2018

In architecture, we all love incredible design – spaces that are unique, ownable and really speak to the culture of the company that occupies them. But there can be huge value in “neutral space” in any building. And it’s time to start rethinking how it’s used. Neutral space is defined as space that has “of…[Read More]

Is Healthcare Ready for a New Generation of Digital Patients?

October 25, 2018

With the rapid advancement of technology over the past 20 years, Generation Z (defined as those born after 1996, currently considered ages 3 – 23) has never known an analog world. By the time they were old enough to start exploring the world on their own, the internet was well established – personal computers in…[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