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

  • Buhler Rohlfs Hall and Krone Advising Center
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Health & Natural Sciences Building
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    Orange City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Dakota Valley High School
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    North Sioux City, SD
  • LaunchPAD Children's Museum
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    Sioux 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
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA

What the Healthcare Industry is Learning from Hospitality

May 17, 2018

As healthcare continues to make advances and specialized medical centers and clinics continue to grow, there’s much that the healthcare industry can learn from the hospitality industry. Here are three areas where we see opportunity.

Merging Old & New Architecture in Campus Buildings

May 10, 2018

One of the challenges colleges and universities face when adding or updating facilities is ensuring a cohesive feel throughout the campus. Often times existing structures are 100 years old (or more), so incorporating a new building with modern materials presents unique opportunities to merge the old with the new.

4 Trends for the Clinic of the Future

May 4, 2018

The way we receive medical care is changing. The future of healthcare is available now. And as clinics continue to evolve, we see these trends leading the way…

Designing College & University Spaces for Technical Learning

April 26, 2018

Traditional classrooms at colleges and universities around the world have been designed as “stand-and-deliver, sit-and-listen” spaces. Colleges and Universities are now more and more focused on designing spaces for technical learning. 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