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Environmental +
Sustainability Policy

Environmental + Sustainability Policy

Bermello Ajamil & Partners is committed to promoting sustainability and helping achieve net zero carbon goals in our portfolio. We aim to follow and to promote sustainability practices, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities. Our Environmental + Sustainability Policy includes a set of principles, procedures, and targets.

Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:

  • To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.
  • To minimize the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
  • To make clients and suppliers aware of our Environmental + Sustainability Policy and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  • To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.

In order to put these principles into action and to reduce our negative environmental impacts as a firm and as individuals, BA implements the following procedures:

  • Minimizing carbon emissions from travel
  • Where possible, employees should use public transport, walk or cycle to attend meetings, apart from in exceptional circumstances where this is impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
  • Wherever possible, employees use clean-tech vehicles rather than traditionally powered cars and aircraft
  • Wherever possible, employee travel will be undertaken by train
  • BA shall provide employees with technology options that provide an alternative that can avoid the need to physically travel to meetings, including teleconferencing, web cams, and the efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips.
  • BA will reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working
  • BA will promote the use of public transport by locating our offices in accessible locations.
  • Minimize water consumption, waste and maximize recycling
  • BA believes that the consumption of bottled water in an office or hospitality context is unnecessary. We use mains water in our office environments and request that venues to do the same for all BA events and meetings.
  • Minimize our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used.
  • As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of all waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.
  • Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and employing good housekeeping (switching off equipment that is not in use).

Working practices:

  • BA undertakes regular annual employee awareness sessions to ensure every employee adheres to our sustainability policy
  • Wherever possible we source products and services from suppliers with a sustainability policy. This primarily covers printing supplies, stationery, computing equipment and business travel.
  • BA requests that every employee takes account of sustainability issues in their advice to clients.

Reporting our progress:

  • BA will use our own sustainability and emissions management solution to monitor our impact in real-time and identify potential sustainability opportunities.
  • BA will report annually our environmental impact and progress against sustainability goals.

BA Sustainability Targets

  • Plan to reduce emissions per employee by setting a baseline and using co-working spaces as possible.
BA’s philosophy related to sustainable and resilient design objectives is reflected across our company, aligned with our culture, systems, and processes as well as in our portfolio goals toward net zero carbon.

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Construction photos of the Mauritius Cruise Terminal at Port Louis Harbor, Mauritius.

June 27, 2022
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, in association with local engineers GIBB Mauritius Ltd., was selected by the Mauritius Port Authority to design the 75,350-square-foot, $14 million cruise terminal at Port Louis Harbor, Mauritius. The design recalls natural volcanic stone textures, and colors of the sea, and mountains through material applications such as Patina copper, exterior grey metal & organic wood textures in the interiors. The iconic form of the building is complemented by an equally creative interior design to provide passengers with a pleasant and rejuvenating experience. Play of glazed façades and skylights create a dynamic appearance from the view of passengers on the approaching ships

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.”

Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Completed.

March 25, 2022
Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project. This phase marks the end of 1 of 4 in total. The scope of work of the entire project involves the interior renovation of approximately 76,000 SF of the hospital’s 4th floor surgical suite. It accounts for 10 new operating rooms that include a hybrid OR with staff and patient support areas. Also included is the expansion of pre- and post-operative patient areas with 44 patient bays and private rooms. Second phase recovery bays are also combined in pre-op as are 36 bays and private rooms for PACU, a central physician’s / staff lounge and locker rooms, and renovated family waiting areas.

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.

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.

MCNAIR PARK IN POMPANO BEACH IS ALMOST READY TO PLAY

Jun 20, 2022
McNair Park in Pompano Beach will be new and improved. This 6.5-acre park is currently being expanded to include a multi-use athletic field with bleachers, press box and electronic scoreboard, athletic courts, a playground with shade covers, a new recreation / concession facility, additional parking, walkwalks, a 400-meter, 8-lane running track and an outdoor gym area.

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.

The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase.

May 30, 2022
The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase of construction which included the remodeling of the grand hall. The space will contain wood paneling throughout, specifically designed to reduce noise, a brand new café, and a new glass curtain wall system to maximize the use of natural light. The project is on schedule to be completed at the end of June. Congratulations team, looking good!

Shortlisted!

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!

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.

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 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.

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON ‘FUTURISTIC’ 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!

The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase.

Feb 30, 2022
The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase of construction which included the remodeling of the grand hall. The space will contain wood paneling throughout, specifically designed to reduce noise, a brand new café, and a new glass curtain wall system to maximize the use of natural light. The project is on schedule to be completed at the end of June. Congratulations team, looking good!

Groundbreaking! - Lake Stevens Splash Pad and Park Improvements

Jan 31, 2022
The Lake Stevens Splash Pad and Park Improvements ground breaking ceremony was held January 25, 2022. The ceremony was led by the Director of Parks and Recreation and attended by the County Mayor and District Commissioner. Congratulations team! Architecture: James Bowers, Mark Stojadinovich, Sergio Pendas, Anthony Valino. Landscape Architecture: Randy Hollingworth, Kirk Olney, Tania Nuno, Maria de Fatima Montoya, Lili Andrade, Fernando Canal

Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Completed.

March 25, 2022
Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project. This phase marks the end of 1 of 4 in total. The scope of work of the entire project involves the interior renovation of approximately 76,000 SF of the hospital’s 4th floor surgical suite. It accounts for 10 new operating rooms that include a hybrid OR with staff and patient support areas. Also included is the expansion of pre- and post-operative patient areas with 44 patient bays and private rooms. Second phase recovery bays are also combined in pre-op as are 36 bays and private rooms for PACU, a central physician’s / staff lounge and locker rooms, and renovated family waiting areas.

BA JOINS GENSLER, HDR FOR DESIGN OF NEW FLL JETBLUE TERMINAL

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.

A Disney win for BA!

Jan 17, 2022
BA has been awarded the interior guest room renovation for Disney’s Boardwalk Villas Vacation Club Resort. The 6-story waterfront Resort consists of 532 guestrooms / keys containing Studio, 1-BR, and 3-BR Grand Villa Units. BA will lead and provide comprehensive design services as the Architect of Record (AOR) including Interiors and Engineering services. This win strengthens our relationship with Disney and strategically launches BA into an Entertainment market sector. Congratulations to Jose Lugo of Orlando and his team who have been working hard at securing a project with Disney.

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.

Bermello Ajamil & Partners is committed to promoting sustainability and helping achieve net zero carbon goals in our portfolio. We aim to follow and to promote sustainability practices, to reduce the environmental impacts of all our activities. Our Environmental + Sustainability Policy includes a set of principles, procedures, and targets.

Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:

  • To comply with, and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
  • To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.
  • To minimize the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
  • To make clients and suppliers aware of our Environmental + Sustainability Policy and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  • To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.

In order to put these principles into action and to reduce our negative environmental impacts as a firm and as individuals, BA implements the following procedures:

  • Minimizing carbon emissions from travel
  • Where possible, employees should use public transport, walk or cycle to attend meetings, apart from in exceptional circumstances where this is impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
  • Wherever possible, employees use clean-tech vehicles rather than traditionally powered cars and aircraft
  • Wherever possible, employee travel will be undertaken by train
  • BA shall provide employees with technology options that provide an alternative that can avoid the need to physically travel to meetings, including teleconferencing, web cams, and the efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips.
  • BA will reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working
  • BA will promote the use of public transport by locating our offices in accessible locations.
  • Minimize water consumption, waste and maximize recycling
  • BA believes that the consumption of bottled water in an office or hospitality context is unnecessary. We use mains water in our office environments and request that venues to do the same for all BA events and meetings.
  • Minimize our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used.
  • As far as possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of all waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.
  • Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and employing good housekeeping (switching off equipment that is not in use).

Working practices:

  • BA undertakes regular annual employee awareness sessions to ensure every employee adheres to our sustainability policy
  • Wherever possible we source products and services from suppliers with a sustainability policy. This primarily covers printing supplies, stationery, computing equipment and business travel.
  • BA requests that every employee takes account of sustainability issues in their advice to clients.

Reporting our progress:

  • BA will use our own sustainability and emissions management solution to monitor our impact in real-time and identify potential sustainability opportunities.
  • BA will report annually our environmental impact and progress against sustainability goals.

BA Sustainability Targets

  • Plan to reduce emissions per employee by setting a baseline and using co-working spaces as possible.

BA’s philosophy related to sustainable and resilient design objectives is reflected across our company, aligned with our culture, systems, and processes as well as in our portfolio goals toward net zero carbon.

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Construction photos of the Mauritius Cruise Terminal at Port Louis Harbor, Mauritius.

June 27, 2022
Bermello Ajamil & Partners, in association with local engineers GIBB Mauritius Ltd., was selected by the Mauritius Port Authority to design the 75,350-square-foot, $14 million cruise terminal at Port Louis Harbor, Mauritius. The design recalls natural volcanic stone textures, and colors of the sea, and mountains through material applications such as Patina copper, exterior grey metal & organic wood textures in the interiors. The iconic form of the building is complemented by an equally creative interior design to provide passengers with a pleasant and rejuvenating experience. Play of glazed façades and skylights create a dynamic appearance from the view of passengers on the approaching ships

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.”

Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Completed.

March 25, 2022
Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project. This phase marks the end of 1 of 4 in total. The scope of work of the entire project involves the interior renovation of approximately 76,000 SF of the hospital’s 4th floor surgical suite. It accounts for 10 new operating rooms that include a hybrid OR with staff and patient support areas. Also included is the expansion of pre- and post-operative patient areas with 44 patient bays and private rooms. Second phase recovery bays are also combined in pre-op as are 36 bays and private rooms for PACU, a central physician’s / staff lounge and locker rooms, and renovated family waiting areas.

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.

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.

MCNAIR PARK IN POMPANO BEACH IS ALMOST READY TO PLAY

Jun 20, 2022
McNair Park in Pompano Beach will be new and improved. This 6.5-acre park is currently being expanded to include a multi-use athletic field with bleachers, press box and electronic scoreboard, athletic courts, a playground with shade covers, a new recreation / concession facility, additional parking, walkwalks, a 400-meter, 8-lane running track and an outdoor gym area.

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.

The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase.

May 30, 2022
The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase of construction which included the remodeling of the grand hall. The space will contain wood paneling throughout, specifically designed to reduce noise, a brand new café, and a new glass curtain wall system to maximize the use of natural light. The project is on schedule to be completed at the end of June. Congratulations team, looking good!

Shortlisted!

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!

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.

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 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.

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON ‘FUTURISTIC’ 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!

The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase.

Feb 30, 2022
The Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York is about to complete its second and final phase of construction which included the remodeling of the grand hall. The space will contain wood paneling throughout, specifically designed to reduce noise, a brand new café, and a new glass curtain wall system to maximize the use of natural light. The project is on schedule to be completed at the end of June. Congratulations team, looking good!

Groundbreaking! - Lake Stevens Splash Pad and Park Improvements

Jan 31, 2022
The Lake Stevens Splash Pad and Park Improvements ground breaking ceremony was held January 25, 2022. The ceremony was led by the Director of Parks and Recreation and attended by the County Mayor and District Commissioner. Congratulations team! Architecture: James Bowers, Mark Stojadinovich, Sergio Pendas, Anthony Valino. Landscape Architecture: Randy Hollingworth, Kirk Olney, Tania Nuno, Maria de Fatima Montoya, Lili Andrade, Fernando Canal

Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Completed.

March 25, 2022
Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project. This phase marks the end of 1 of 4 in total. The scope of work of the entire project involves the interior renovation of approximately 76,000 SF of the hospital’s 4th floor surgical suite. It accounts for 10 new operating rooms that include a hybrid OR with staff and patient support areas. Also included is the expansion of pre- and post-operative patient areas with 44 patient bays and private rooms. Second phase recovery bays are also combined in pre-op as are 36 bays and private rooms for PACU, a central physician’s / staff lounge and locker rooms, and renovated family waiting areas.

BA JOINS GENSLER, HDR FOR DESIGN OF NEW FLL JETBLUE TERMINAL

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.

A Disney win for BA!

Jan 17, 2022
BA has been awarded the interior guest room renovation for Disney’s Boardwalk Villas Vacation Club Resort. The 6-story waterfront Resort consists of 532 guestrooms / keys containing Studio, 1-BR, and 3-BR Grand Villa Units. BA will lead and provide comprehensive design services as the Architect of Record (AOR) including Interiors and Engineering services. This win strengthens our relationship with Disney and strategically launches BA into an Entertainment market sector. Congratulations to Jose Lugo of Orlando and his team who have been working hard at securing a project with Disney.

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.

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