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

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

Innovative Approaches to Medical Facility Funding

January 23, 2019

As budgets get tighter & government funding shrinks, more & more medical facilities are finding additional funding – but not in the way you may expect.

The Pros and Cons of Building New

January 14, 2019

Moving locations is exciting. At the top of the list: Do we find an existing building and renovate it to meet our needs? Or do we build something new?

Engaging & Communicating with Your Community Ahead of Needing Their Support

January 11, 2019

When it comes time to renovate or expand school buildings, the community is often the primary source of funding. Communication is key.

The Campus as a Mini City – Applying City Planning Techniques to Your Campus

December 28, 2018

The design of university and college campuses has evolved greatly over the last 100 years. As students’ needs shift, so must campus design.

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