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RCCL Terminal 3 at Galveston Wharves – Galveston, Texas.

Port of Galveston celebrates Royal Caribbean’s Terminal 3 Top-off Party!

Royal Caribbean’s Terminal 3 at the Port of Galveston celebrated its top-off party on April 8th. The 170,000 square-foot building on 10 acres will feature mobile check-in and facial recognition to speed passenger processing, and it will be designed and developed sustainably to meet LEED certification standards. The project also includes improvements to the pier bulkhead and apron to accommodate the cruise line’s largest ships. In addition, a loading area, bus and taxi staging areas, and parking will be constructed.

Congratulations to James Bowers and his team, comprised of Ulises Torres, Mark Stojadinovich, Gabriella Quintero, and Thais Mathias Dunn on a job well done!

Centereach Public Library – Centereach, New York.

Final Phase to be complete at Centereach, New York, library

BA News / Municipal / Libraries

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! Here are some pictures of the construction.

Project Team: Jim Rowe, Rai Fernandez, Rupali Dalvi and Ruben Mosquera

BA selected to create master plan and expand original design of UM’s Center for Health Studies

In 2002, Bermello Ajamil & Partners was selected to design this world-class facility for nursing and health science education. The 53,000 square foot Jerusalem Stone and stucco facility featuring Smart technology was dedicated in 2010 as the M. Christine Schwartz Center for Health Studies. Twenty years later, BA has once again been selected by UM to develop an expansion master plan study of the facility. Our Partner, Architect and VP of our Healthcare Studio in South Florida, Luis Sousa, is the Project Manager for this new effort.

UM M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing & Health Studies – Coral Gables, Florida

ORMC 4th Floor Surgical Expansion – Orlando, Florida

Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Begins

This first phase of this project is over. There are three other phases to embark on. The scope of work 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. Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project.

Normandy partners with BA 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 to assist with two projects: developing new cruise facilities at Nouveau Bassin and executing a study to evaluate the further potential of the Nouveau Bassin area for cruise lines.

Cruise facilities at Nouveau Bassin will be developed and a study carried out to measure the potential of the area.

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.

BA news and
announcements

Port of Galveston celebrates Royal Caribbean’s Terminal 3 Top-off Party!

Royal Caribbean’s Terminal 3 at the Port of Galveston celebrated its top-off party on April 8th. The 170,000 square-foot building on 10 acres will feature mobile check-in and facial recognition to speed passenger processing, and it will be designed and developed sustainably to meet LEED certification standards. The project also includes improvements to the pier bulkhead and apron to accommodate the cruise line’s largest ships. In addition, a loading area, bus and taxi staging areas, and parking will be constructed.

Congratulations to James Bowers and his team, comprised of Ulises Torres, Mark Stojadinovich, Gabriella Quintero, and Thais Mathias Dunn on a job well done!

BA selected to create master plan and expand original design of UM’s Center for Health Studies

In 2002, Bermello Ajamil & Partners was selected to design this world-class facility for nursing and health science education. The 53,000 square foot Jerusalem Stone and stucco facility featuring Smart technology was dedicated in 2010 as the M. Christine Schwartz Center for Health Studies. Twenty years later, BA has once again been selected by UM to develop an expansion master plan study of the facility. Our Partner, Architect and VP of our Healthcare Studio in South Florida, Luis Sousa, is the Project Manager for this new effort.

Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion Begins

This first phase of this project is over. There are three other phases to embark on. The scope of work 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. Here are pictures of Phase 1 of Orlando Health’s Surgical Expansion project.

Final Phase to be complete at Centereach, New York, library

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! Here are some pictures of the construction.

Project Team: Jim Rowe, Rai Fernandez, Rupali Dalvi and Ruben Mosquera

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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