“Agape Network Celebrates Opening Agape Village Health Center”

A Pinnacle of Integrated Care in South Florida

October 13, 2023

MIAMI, FL – The Agape Network proudly announced the grand opening of the Agape Village Health Center on October 13th, 2023. Designed by Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA), this 40,000 square-foot facility integrates the treatment of mental health and addiction. The Bermuda-style architecture features eight cottages housing up to eight women each, a two-story Rehab Center, a Daycare Center, and a spacious Cafetorium with a full commercial kitchen. This expansion will allow Agape’s patient capacity to grow from serving 1,000 to 2,500 individuals monthly.

The Agape Village expansion underscores a transformative approach in healthcare, blending behavioral health with primary care to offer a comprehensive and holistic solution, especially catering to vulnerable women, children, and families in the region. Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, the visionary founder of Agape, initiated a journey that has led to the creation of the new Agape Village Health Center with the relentless support of community figures, including Joseph and Alexandra Milton, and Architect Willy Bermello, who have been instrumental in the completion of this project.

“Agape in Greek Stands for “unconditional love” and thanks to the commitment of the BA team lead by Jorge Ferrer and Daisy Fernandez, the design and execution of the project has been a work of love from day one.” Willy A. Bermello – Chairman of the Board (Bermello Ajamil & Partners)

Agape’s celebration of this milestone will be witnessed by prominent elected officials, community leaders, and stakeholders, marking a testament to collective efforts in addressing pressing mental health challenges. Claudio Perez, CEO and President of Agape, remarked, “This event epitomizes what can be accomplished when diverse leaders unite for a pivotal cause.” The inauguration of the Agape Village Health Center not only signifies a new chapter for the Agape Network but also illuminates hope and renewed dedication to serving South Florida’s underserved populations.

Read more: The Agape Network

MORE news

Port of Galveston to add a fourth Cruise Terminal

Growth continues at the country’s fourth-busiest cruise port as Galveston Wharves decides to move forward with a new cruise terminal, confirming their support for expanding the port’s cruise business and aligned with the port’s 20-Year Strategic Master plan.

Bermello Ajamil Wins Two AIA Awards for Architecture

Two BA projects were recognized for excellence in Architecture as part of the 2023 AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter Design Awards…

The Avenue Hotel & Residences Groundbreaking in Coral Gables

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA) designed a new Parisian-inspired mixed-use development –The Avenue Hotel & Residences in Coral Gables..

Shoma One Towers at Douglas Road Metrorail Station

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA) designed Shoma One – a composition of two 40-story residential towers…

Grand Opening of the Agape Village Health Center

The Agape Network proudly announced the Grand Opening of the Agape Village Health Center on October 13th, 2023.

Fort Lauderdale Terminal 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony

T5, spanning 180,000 sq ft, will be JetBlue’s primary hub, featuring aircraft facilities, a fueling system, a passenger bridge, and a shared transportation center.

Arquitectura Exhibit Opens at the Cuban Diaspora Museum

Arquitectura is an exhibit at the Cuban Diaspora Museum that shows a representative group of Cuban American architects professionally educated and acclaimed in the United States, and throughout the world.

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA) was ranked as the 4 Top Architecture Firm by the South Florida Business Journal

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA) was ranked as the 4 Top Architecture Firm by the South Florida Business Journal

Middle Country Public Library in Centereach NY featured as one of year’s most impressive in America­­­n Libraries

The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York was featured in American Library’s most recent issue showcasing the year’s most impressive new and renovated libraries. BA’s scope of work which concluded in mid-2022 included architectural design, construction documentation, and construction administration services for the selective demolition and renovation of existing components of the Centereach Public Library, and the addition of two smaller buildings to support required alterations.

MCO Plaza Premium Group Lounge ranks “Top 10 Best Priority Pass Lounges in the World – AFAR”

BA designed Plaza Premium Group’s state-of-the-art lounge at Orlando International Airport (MCO) that caters to Orlando’s unique mix of business and leisure travelers. The public lounge in Terminal C features custom-designed seating options, quiet zones, workspaces and a family-friendly zone and has a curated Orlando Storytelling Wall developed in partnership with the Orlando Museum of Art.

Pompano Beach McNab House and Botanical Gardens

The City of Pompano Beach selected BA to provide Design Services for the McNab House and Botanical Gardens. As the original concept planners for this project, BA is intimately familiar with its history, vision, and incredible potential.

Haifa Port selected Bermello, Ajamil & Partners to design Israel’s first purpose-built cruise terminal.

Haifa Port selected BA to design Israel’s first purpose-built cruise terminal

Stereotaxis Lab

BA provided full design and construction administration services to the new State of the art Stereotaxis Lab

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won Landmark Award from HBJ 

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won the Houston Business Journal Landmark #Award in the Special Projects category! Congrats to all the project teams involved!

PIANC America 2023 Conference

BA’s Director of Ports and Marine Engineering Daniel Ramos is looking forward to the PIANC America conference and BA supporting this important event as a Silver Sponsor…

Block 45, Miami largest transit-oriented, mixed income development breaks ground.

36-Story Atlantic Station Breaks Ground, Miami’s Largest Mixed Income Transit-Oriented Development…

Nassau Cruise Port opens May 2023

Nassau Cruise Port set to open in May 2023. BA’s scope includes master planning, urban design, architectural design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and marine engineering services…

Inside the dynamic design of Royal Caribbean’s new Galveston cruise terminal

Royal Caribbean’s new $125m Galveston terminal, opening today, is not only designed as a world-first zero-energy cruise terminal, it’s a beauty of flow and efficiency…

UM School of Nursing & Health Sciences Proposed Expansion

BA healthcare team provided a feasibility study to expand the current University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Sciences building which included space planning, design narratives, and conceptual images…

The Shelborne South Beach Hotel

The Shelborne Hotel located at 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach was built in 1940, with an addition constructed in 1958. The Hotel is now looking to refresh its image while keeping the essence and overall Miami Beach vibe. This project consisted of partial and complete demolition of all public areas…