One Broadway / Miami, Florida.

Building whole neighborhoods

Good multi-family projects become micro communities. Good A/E firms design them with that in mind. At BA, we ensure that our projects have both spectacular common areas that nurture neighborhoods – beautifully landscaped public plazas and green space, well-equipped gyms or clubhouses, magnificent pools and other quality amenities – and the privacy to make every home a castle, big or small. We have decades of experience creating residential communities where individuals and families can live, play and grow together.


Willy A. Bermello, AIA, AICP

Chairman of the Board

Rai Fernandez, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Director – New York, Board Member

Daisy Fernandez

Project Manager

Scott A. Bakos

Partner, Managing Director/Project Manager

Jorge Ferrer

Director of Quality Control, Partner

Agustin Barrera, AIA, NCARB

Partner, Director of Architecture

Adan Quesada

Architect | Project Manager

Allan Zamora


Heriberto Delgado

Architect III


The Standard at Coral Gables wins 2 SHB awards!

May 9, 2022
BA’s project The Standard at Coral Gables won two Student Housing Business (SHB) Innovator Awards honoring excellence in development, architecture / design, and development in student housing properties, on- and off-campus: Best new development under 400 beds - Coral Gables, best Architecture under 400 Beds - Coral Gables Great job team!

BA Cruise Bulletin – Future of the Cruise Industry is Bright, According to the Major Cruise Lines

Over the past two months, the cruise industry has continued to propel itself towards a return to normalcy. It appears that we are nearing an inflection point with the worst of the pandemic now behind us...

The Standard at Coral Gables

Feb 28, 2022
The Standard at Coral Gables has been designed to be LEED Silver-certified and includes a number of sustainable elements, such as natural ventilation and LED lighting with bi-level switching. The project’s 1.5-acre site is within an urban context and accessible by mass transit and public transportation located within a half-mile radius or less. Project Team: • Architecture: Allan Zamora, Raul Carreras, Cynthia Parada, Heriberto Delgado, Juan Gaviria, Hector Valverde, Daisy Fernandez. Civil: Maria Zapata. Landscape: Randy Hollingworth, Kirk Olney, Tania Nuño, Maria de Fatima Montoya.

Cruise Bulletin – What are we learning (or not) from the restart of cruises in USA?

Cruising has restarted throughout the United States with more and more ships and more and more ports continuing to reopen and striving to resume business. We can now begin to have a glimpse of some of the issues and opportunities presented, as well as have a chance to draw conclusions that might be useful to us all. Here is what we are hearing...

BA Announces the completion of the Gus Machado School of Business

Construction of The Gus Machado College of Business at St. Thomas University (STU) designed by Bermello Ajamil & Partners has been completed. The new 46,521 square foot complex is a “campus within a campus”, connecting its students with a sky bridge.

Building The Block

BA is Building The Block in celebration of World Architecture Day. Block 45, designed by BA, is a market rate, workforce, and affordable housing mixed-use project located in the heart of Miami’s Overtown; a perfect example of “housing for all.”

Shore Power Is Expanding Its Footprint

One of the simplest ways cruise lines can cut down on emissions is to plug into shoreside power, allowing vessels to power down their fuel-hungry diesel engines that are needed for both marine (propulsion) and hotel (lights, air conditioning) operations...

BA Cruise Bulletin – 95% Berths in Operation by August; Talk to Us at Seatrade to See What That Means for You!

We have all heard the news: the CDC has dropped all warnings attached to cruising since the beginning of the pandemic and no sail order on March 14, 2020, leaving it up to the cruise consumer to decide whether they feel safe getting on a cruise ship for a holiday adventure...



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NCL PortMiami

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Luis Ajamil & Willy Bermello forged a visionary plan to lead BA into a prominent global, interdisciplinary firm.

In 1992, Luis Ajamil and Willy Bermello forged a visionary plan to lead BA into a prominent global, interdisciplinary firm providing Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Services. BA focused on several key markets with Maritime being one of the core components of the firm.


Luis Ajamil, PE

President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Ittel

Sr Vice President of Ports and Maritime, Board Member

Michael Vanderbeek,

Director Ports + Maritime

Luis de Carvalho

Managing Director Europe

Maritime News

BA’s culture fosters an atmosphere of commitment of meeting our Client’s needs and expectations on each project we undertake through embracing.

Another Global Hurdle for the Cruise Industry?

BA Cruise Bulletin – Another Global Hurdle for the Cruise Industry? An Industry on the Rise According to…

Caen-Ouistreham partners with B&A Europe to develop cruise facilities

The port of Caen-Ouistreham and the destination Caen la Mer, Normandy hired port and destination development firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe (B&A Europe) to assist with two projects: developing new cruise facilities at Nouveau Bassin and executing a study to evaluate further potential of the Nouveau Bassin area for cruise lines.

Shore Power Is Expanding Its Footprint

Shore Power Is Expanding Its Footprint One of the simplest ways cruise lines can cut down on emissions…

New Technologies Make Ships More Eco-Friendly Than Ever

New Technologies Make Ships More Eco-Friendly Than Ever Perhaps the most obvious goal for the cruise industry is…

What Is Sustainable Cruising, and Why Should I Care?

What Is Sustainable Cruising, and Why Should I Care? The buzz from the first full Seatrade Cruise Global…


BA has played a major role in the development of cruise destinations, private islands, waterfronts, and port facilities by delivering innovative solutions to the growing and changing demands of the world’s seaports and communities. We develop forward thinking strategic plans based upon solid financials and flexible operations to meet the needs and expectations of the clients and users.