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
  • Buhler Rohlfs Hall and Krone Advising Center
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    Sioux City, IA
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    Crary Huff Law Firm
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    Sioux City, IA
  • Reiman Gardens
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    Ames, IA
  • Fine Arts Center
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    Spencer, IA
  • Sunnybrook Medical Plaza
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    Sioux City, IA
  • 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
  • Preschool Learning Center
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    Sioux Center, IA
  • Orange City Area Health System
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    Orange City, IA

Our Clients

Designing an Attractive “Campus Life”

May 25, 2020

If you’ve spent any amount of time on a well-designed university campus, then you understand the importance of architecture when it comes to influencing higher education. Not only can architecture inspire imagination and creativity, but it can unite students, educators, and the community. Campus life is now becoming increasingly important as institutions of higher education…[Read More]

Is Interior Design Impacting Your Psychology?

May 22, 2020

Interior design has a powerful impact on people. But unlike art, music, and movies, the spaces you spend your time in aren’t so easily chosen. A poorly thought-out architectural project will affect the lives of many people for a long time. With interiors, this effect is only amplified. And as people spend more and more…[Read More]

Designing Sustainable, Healthy, and Profitable Office Buildings

May 18, 2020

One of our primary responsibilities as architects is understanding people’s needs. When it comes to office design, that means the health, sustainability, and profitability of a building’s design. We know there might be new best practices that emerge as we continue through this COVID-19 pandemic, but we’d like to cover some key strategies that we…[Read More]

How We Use Upward Thinking to Design Better Higher Ed Facilities

May 1, 2020

We bring an alternative approach to Higher Ed architecture and design. We call it “Upward Thinking,” and it’s what sets our clients’ projects apart. The process of Upward Thinking gives our clients a clearer understanding of their project, our team a strong platform on which to innovate, and often leads to some pretty amazing results…[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