Disney Castaway Cay – Island in Castaway Cay, The Bahamas. 

BA has worked with government and private sector clients to develop monumental plans from new waterfronts to private islands.

Destination Development is broader than the planning and delivery of a single cruise terminal and berth at a port. This sector of the BA practice looks at the whole destination in terms of developing a new market sector; creating a new destination; or delivering an experience to the visitor.

Leadership
Maritime

Luis Ajamil, PE

President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Ittel

Sr Vice President of Ports and Maritime, Board Member

Luis de Carvalho

Managing Director Europe

Daniel Ramos, PE, WEDG

Director, Ports & Maritime Engineering / Senior Associate

Felipe Alespeiti, RA

Sr. Planner, Facility Planning & Design / Partner

Leah McKenny

Project Manager, Sr. Maritime Market & Financial Analyst / Senior Associate

Jim Rowe, AIA

Sr. Cruise Facility Design Lead / Partner / Board Member

Scott Bakos

Sr. Cruise Destination Design Lead / Partner / Board Member

James Bowers, AIA, NCARB and LEED AP

Sr. Cruise Facility Design Lead / Partner

Maritime News

BA distributes Cruise & Maritime Bulletins to more than 5,000 global contacts in the port, cruise, and maritime industry monthly on an array of timely topics.  Learn more about the latest news about the BA Ports & Maritime Group.

Another Global Hurdle for the Cruise Industry?

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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…

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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.

Leadership
Maritime

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.