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Our Thoughts

How We Use Upward Thinking to Design Better Higher Ed Facilities

We bring an alternative approach to Higher Ed architecture and design. We call it “Upward …

We Believe that Listening Leads to Better K12 Architecture. Here's Why.

K12 Schools often share many characteristics. But their needs are far from identical. As rudimentary …

Our People-First Approach to Healthcare Design

Every Healthcare Facility we design starts with the who. Focusing on both understanding and actually …

Our Culture Has an Impact on Your Project

People are important to us. And we believe that allowing people the freedom and flexibility …

CMBA Offices Temporarily Closed to Visitors

CMBA is temporarily closing our offices to outside visitors to ensure the safety, health and well-being of employees, customers, clients & community.

A Message from CMBA Architects on COVID-19

As we continue to monitor COVID-19 and take precautions in our own lives, we want to share what we’re doing at CMBA Architects to care for the health of those in our community, while maintaining business operations.

Prioritizing Staff Satisfaction in Healthcare Architecture

Healthcare faces an epidemic of stressed and burned-out staff–something we’ve discussed before on our blog. But …

Our Take on Designing for Active Learning on Campus

It’s pretty clear to us that the spaces around us influence our state of mind …

Our Philosophy on Designing for Safety in K12 Schools

When we get the opportunity to design a K12 school, we believe we have a …

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Architect

Choosing an architecture firm can feel daunting. With so many variables to consider, how can …

Incorporating Wayfinding Concepts into Your Healthcare Facility

Being lost or disoriented in any building is never a pleasant experience. Especially when you’re …

Reducing Student Stress through Better College Architecture

Stress can be a very strong negative force on a student’s academic performance – as …

Incorporating Outdoor Space in the Work Environment

Bringing the outdoors in is a long-standing design concept which can be seen with trees …

Our Advice on Designing for Privacy in Healthcare

It is difficult to overstate just how powerful an effect privacy has on patient care …

Evolution of Farming & K12 Learning Environments

Farming has evolved in numerous ways over the past 100 years – and so has education. We see a clear parallel to K12 school design.

Designing Colleges for Resiliency

Designing a campus with resiliency in mind means taking an innovative approach to the design process – it’s about designing facilities that last.