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

  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
  • Library Learning Commons
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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    Sioux 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
  • Buhler Rohlfs Hall and Krone Advising Center
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Educational Technology Center, Lindquist Center
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    Iowa City, IA
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, IA

Our Clients

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Architect

February 20, 2020

Choosing an architecture firm can feel daunting. With so many variables to consider, how can you feel confident choosing the right one for you and your project? We think it’s a good idea to start out with some guiding criteria to help with your decision-making process. So, we put together a quick list of important…[Read More]

Incorporating Wayfinding Concepts into Your Healthcare Facility

January 31, 2020

Being lost or disoriented in any building is never a pleasant experience. Especially when you’re already in a situation that’s prone to anxiety such as a visit to the hospital. The frustration of getting lost is ranked among the top complaints by visitors to healthcare facilities. And it’s no wonder why. Initially, they’ll blame themselves…[Read More]

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]

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