CMBA Newsletter

Meet the 2020 Interns

MADISON MEHLS Iowa State University • Des Moines office Madison is a member of the ISU Water Ski Team and went to Nationals last fall in California. She is involved in the Greek community, representing Alpha Delta Pi as their Wellness Specialist. She enjoys spending time at the lake with family and... [Read More]

What Can Healthcare Organizations Learn From COVID-19?

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Most hospitals weren't prepared to treat the sudden surge in very sick, contagious COVID-19 patients. Most notably, they were not ready to instantly isolate possible coronavirus carriers. Most beds, general hospital rooms and surgical suites couldn't be quickly converted into temporary... [Read More]

Designing for Safe, Clean, and Flexible Schools | CMBA Architects

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So much uncertainty remains as schools begin planning for reopening to students and educators. This has us thinking about design strategies that will create a balance between facilitating a quality education and the safety of students and faculty. [Read More]

Keeping Your Facility Project on Budget

When designing a campus facility or renovation, there are tons of things to consider. Usually, the spotlight is put on the functionality of the facility, it's affect on students, faculty, and so on. This can make it easy to underestimate how much your project will cost. While arguably not as... [Read More]

Creating a Safe and Effective Office Re-Entry Plan

Health and safety were the prime motivators for implementing mandatory work from home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we believe that health and safety should remain the leading priorities when planning for employees’ eventual return to the office. So, as offices begin reopening across... [Read More]

What Does it Take to Keep Your Project on Budget?

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When designing a building or renovation, there are tons of things to consider. Usually, the spotlight is put on aesthetics and functionality. However, this can make it easy to underestimate how much your project will cost. While arguably not as interesting as new trends or advancing technologies,... [Read More]

Designing for Safe, Clean, and Flexible College Campuses

So much uncertainty remains as colleges and universities reopen or plan for the reopening of their buildings to students and educators. This has us thinking a lot about design strategies that create a balance between the facilitation of a quality education, and the safety of students and faculty. [Read More]

Keeping Your K12 Project on Budget

When designing a K12 facility or renovation, there are tons of things to consider. Usually, the spotlight is put on the functionality of the facility, it's affect on students, staff, and so on. This can make it easy to underestimate how much your project will cost. While arguably not as interesting... [Read More]

Keeping Your Healthcare Project on Budget

When designing a healthcare facility or renovation, there are tons of things to consider. Usually, the spotlight is put on the functionality of the facility, it's affect on patients, and so on. This can make it easy to underestimate how much your project will cost. While arguably not as interesting... [Read More]