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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    Sioux City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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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
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
  • Educational Technology Center, Lindquist Center
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Library Learning Commons
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    Iowa City, IA
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    Crary Huff Law Firm
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD

Our Clients

Reducing Student Stress through Better College Architecture

January 16, 2020

Stress can be a very strong negative force on a student’s academic performance – as well as their health and personal lives. When cortisol levels are elevated, the body has to work harder to regulate stress hormones, making it very difficult for pupils to concentrate on learning. And while architecture may not be the biggest…[Read More]

Incorporating Outdoor Space in the Work Environment

Bringing the outdoors in is a long-standing design concept which can be seen with trees in shopping malls and offices, the use of natural colors and finishes, and more. While bringing the outside in is beneficial, it’s no substitute for actually getting outside. So today we’ll be looking at some benefits of making a connection…[Read More]

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.

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