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

  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, 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
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    Crary Huff Law Firm
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    Sioux City, IA
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Buhler Rohlfs Hall and Krone Advising Center
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD

Our Clients

Evolution of Farming & K12 Learning Environments

December 9, 2019

Farming has evolved in numerous ways over the past 100 years – and so has education. We see a clear parallel to K12 school design.

Designing Colleges for Resiliency

November 24, 2019

Designing a campus with resiliency in mind means taking an innovative approach to the design process – it’s about designing facilities that last.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Healthcare Design

November 19, 2019

It’s good to stay up-to-date with the latest in healthcare design. So let’s go back to basics & cover 3 mistakes to avoid in your healthcare architecture.

Building Collaborative Office Spaces Like Google

November 11, 2019

What do free meals, slides in place of stairs, on-site fitness centers, and Lego stations all have in common? They all come with being a Google employee.

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