American Airlines Admirals Club GRU / Sao Paolo, Brazil

We know how to serve passengers

Our award-winning VIP lounges are more than a comfortable place to relax. We create a unique passenger experience for some of the major air carriers worldwide as well as third party lounge operators. Our interior design and architectural services in this field include space planning, working drawings and specifications, schematic design and construction documents, lighting design, furniture and fixtures. From the entrance to the bathroom, guests will be bathed in luxury.


Willy A. Bermello, AIA, AICP

Chairman of the Board

Steven J. Pynes, AIA

Partner, Senior Project Manager, Director of Aviation.

Carlos Bonzon, Ph.D, PE.

Vice President, Director of Infrastructure and Municipal Services, Board Member

Daniel A. Menendez

Senior Project Manager

Marcelo Minoliti, AIA.

Project Architect

Jose Lugo, AIA, CGC, NCARB

Vice President and Managing Director Central Florida Regional office

Raul Carreras

Project Management, Partner.

Mark Macco

Senior Project Manager


BA joins Gensler and HDR for design of new JetBlue terminal at FLL

March 7, 2022
We are pleased to announce that our BA aviation team, in association with Gensler and HDR, has won the contract for the design of T5 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a new terminal for JetBlue Airways. The $308 million project consists of a two-level, 6-¬gate domestic concourse located on the southeast corner of the terminal loop. Congratulations to Steve Pynes and his team on this important win for our aviation practice! Rendering courtesy of Gensler.

Construction underway on Embassair FBO

March 21, 2022
Progress is well underway on the Embassair Fixed Base Operator (FBO), a sleek and futuristic looking privately run airport located on the south side of Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport. Embassair hosts two hangars under one roof and measures 84,000 square feet. The building is a concrete CMU shell with steel trusses and joist forming a curved roof. Our BA construction administration team includes Steve Pynes, Bayardo Sandoval, Karina Castrodad, Randy Hollingworth, Kirk Olney, Fatima Montoya, Liliana Andrade, and Tania Nuño. Nice progress team!


March 21, 2022
BA’s Landscape Architecture team was ranked #1 in the shortlist presentation for Phase 1 of design services for the Homestead Sports Complex. This phase consists of an artificial turf soccer field surrounded by a track with lights, a small stage, restroom/concession building and expanded parking. The rankings will go before City council who will make the final decision on the project award. Good luck to our Landscape Architecture team!

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...



Cruise Ports

NCL PortMiami

Terminal B

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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.