Earlington Heights MetroRail extension / Miami, Florida.

Our strength is in our experience

BA engineers have planned and designed entire communities, bridges, interchanges, seaport terminals, airport terminals, marinas, hangars, transit stations – and often won an award in the process. Our experience means our clients are assured of a product that not only meets requirements, but exemplifies quality, function, and enduring and engaging design. Our firm is consistently named as a Top 500 Design firm by the Engineering News-Record.


Luis Ajamil, PE

President, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Ramos, PE, WEDG

Director, Ports & Maritime Engineering / Senior Associate

Jose Lopez, PE, PMP

Director of Environmental Engineering

Carlos Bonzon, Ph.D, PE.

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

Maria Zapata

Engineer & Sr. Project Manager

Servando Garcia Fluxa

Senior Marine Structural Engineer

Orrin Lancaster

Project Engineer

Deshon Fox

Senior Project Manager


A Caribbean cruise with green credentials — my eco-friendly trip to the Bahamas aboard MSC Seashore

Jan 21, 2022
You can put it anywhere you like in the natural locker,” Garth says as he sees me looking for somewhere to stow my rucksack before our kayaking trip. Scanning the pristine sand, he points in the direction of a shady spot beneath a palm tree and I set it down...

AIA Award: NCL Terminal B Port Miami

BA was awarded the AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence for Interior Architecture of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Terminal B at PortMiami. Terminal B will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in. The project will also feature a new parking garage with valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge.

Florida International University BRIDGE

Sep 16, 2021
The FIU pedestrian bridge will be a landmark structure that will connect the FIU community with the City of Sweetwater in a safe, reliable, and holistic way.Once on the bridge the user will experience a unique path of travel that will be wide enough to provide various events protected under a roof structure. Our design takes into consideration an iconic design as well as any innovations in life cycle materials for the structure while maintaining the overall aesthetics. We deeply recognize the importance of this project and its connection to the community. Architecture: James Bowers, Boukman Mangones, Hector Valverde



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.