Architecture is the cornerstone of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc. While the firm has expanded into a multidisciplinary A/E practice, it remains committed to excellence in architectural design. The creative process of solving problems in an imaginative and cost-conscious manner is not a function of circumstance, but the diligent application of talent and expertise. We strive to maintain a balance; to turn each vision into an award-winning forward thinking solution that will stand the test of time for our clients. Our architecture group practices within the context of BA’s multidisciplinary workplace, supported by Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design.


Architecture is our cornerstone.

BA was originally founded in 1939 as a small local architectural firm and incorporated in the City of Miami under its current name in 1992. The arrival of Willy Bermello in 1976 ushered in a new era of expansion. Mr. Bermello led the 80’s diversification, taking the firm into multiple disciplines, including Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, and Interior Design. When Luis Ajamil joined the firm in 1992, BA embarked on the second wave of diversification into multiple market sectors such as Maritime, Transportation, and Municipal with a strong focus on Engineering.

Services Include

  • Architectural Guidelines

  • Programming

  • Existing Facilities Survey & Building Certification

  • A.D.A. Surveys

  • Zoning Analysis

  • Site Planning

  • Architectural Design

  • Contract Documents & Permitting


Bermello Ajamil & Partners architecture team strives to turn each vision into an award-winning forward thinking solution that will stand the test of time.

Augustin Barerra, AIA, NCARB
Partner, Director of Architecture

Rai Fernandez, AIA, LEED AP
Managing Director New York

Scott Bakos,
Managing Director, Fort Lauderdale


Block 45, Tempo Project Video 

Overtown is one of the oldest communities in Miami-Dade County and was at the center of African American cultural life from the Harlem Renaissance to Motown era. Breaking barriers in segregation, the Block 45, Tempo Project has been designed to be a beacon in the resurging and burgeoning community that is Overtown.

“One of the best urban waterfront planners in the world.”
Paul Anderson, President/CEO , Port Tampa Bay
“B&A successfully set the stage for what is going to be San Diego’s waterfront experience for decades to come.”
Rita Vandergraw, Director, BD& Marketing, Unified Port of San Diego
“Thanks to you and other professionals at Bermello, Ajamil & Partners we have facilities here at the University of Miami that combines beauty, distinction, timeliness of design, and exceptional functionality…It will be the centerpiece and an architectural example of the excellence required of the University.”
Dean Nilda P. Peragallo,Dr.PH,RN,FAAN, University of Miami- School of Nursing
“I have found the professional architecture and engineering services provided by the firm of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners (B&A) to be excellent…responsive and to be staffed with professional architects and engineers that possess a high degree of competence and professionalism.”
Jose Abreu, P.E.,Former Director , Miami International Airport
“Over the years we’ve had a number of construction projects and have found BA to be among the easiest with which to work providing a great deal of personalized service, immediate availability, quick responsiveness, and complete on-time follow-thru. In my extensive career, I don’t believe I’ve ever dealt with a more professional firm.”
Ronald K. Gorland, City Manager, City of Miami Springs
“Our experience with B&A throughout these projects has been outstanding and the work produced by the team has not only met, but exceeded our expectations. Their expertise and available professional resources is very impressive.”
Paul A. Paradis, Chair of Bar Harbor Cruise Ship Committee, Town of Bar Harbor, Maine
“Their creativity, level of responsiveness and management of our construction program was nothing short of phenomenal. We are extremely satisfied with their services to Florida International University and we are pleased to recommend them highly to you.”
Mary L. Pankowski, Former VP for North Campus, Florida International University
“Our experience with B&A throughout these projects has been outstanding and work produced by the team has met and exceeded our expectations.”
Thomas Spina, Director of Cruise Operations, New York City Economic Development Corporation
“I am providing this correspondence to indicate the City’s overall satisfaction with your firm’s design of the Aventura Community Recreation Center. The facility is aesthetically pleasing and a great compliment to the City of Aventura.”
Antonio F Tomei. Capital Projects Manager, City of Aventura