About Us

Culture

Our culture is rooted in a love of architecture that bonds us together toward a common passion.

There is nothing better than a job you love. When you enjoy your work, it’s not work. It’s fun and excitement and adrenaline all rolled into one. That’s what we bring to the table. A deep love of architecture. It’s truly contagious.

What’s Happening at CMBA

We had a great time at the open house for the University of Iowa Department of Biology Lab Renovation.

It was exciting to be a part of this project that features renovations made to create a fusion of TILE (Transform - Interact - Learn - Engage) technology as well as wet lab training space. The state-of-the-art facility will provide a unique interactive learning experience for students.

Even Herky got in on the learning!
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We had a great time at the open house for the University of Iowa Department of Biology Lab Renovation. 

It was exciting to be a part of this project that features renovations made to create a fusion of TILE (Transform - Interact - Learn - Engage) technology as well as wet lab training space. The state-of-the-art facility will provide a unique interactive learning experience for students.

Even Herky got in on the learning!

History

CMBA Architects is a progressive firm with a long and influential history. Our roots go back to 1912 as Beuttler firm in Sioux City, Iowa, and include ties to regionally-renowned architect William Steele. Steele studied under Louis Sullivan along with other American greats like Wright, Purcell and Elmslie. We still find original Steele drawings in our archives today.

The modern era of the firm began with James Duffy. James, who worked with the Beuttler firm, went out on his own in 1963. In the mid 1980’s, James and his partners bought his former employer, the Beuttler firm. In 2000, our firm merged with James Cannon & Associates, a well-known Nebraska firm, to become Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates. In 2006, we acquired an office in Spencer, Iowa and most recently added a Des Moines, Iowa office in 2015. The firm shortened our name to CMBA Architects in 2017.