Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. (BA) Ports & Maritime practice provides a broad range of services not normally residing within an A/E/P firm. Early on, BA recognized that clients required substantial quality planning and design that are market driven and can be built within a financially viable business plan. Today, BA is a recognized leader in the development of strategic port master plans that are market driven and provide for sophisticated financial modeling for future planning and critical operational analyses and solutions to accommodate the changing atmosphere of world trade and technologies impacting port operations. BA is frequently sought after to create Port and Waterfront solutions that meet design, financial and market needs of the client and their users.

With projects completed on six of seven continents and its world-renowned expertise in Port and Maritime Planning, BA stands as the leading A/E/P firm responsible for shaping the way waterfronts operate. BA is the leading cruise market analyst and tourism development specialist worldwide conducting market assessments and strategic planning efforts encompassing the Ports marine infrastructure to support cruise vessels, and critical soft tourism offerings that visitors require and produce economic and social impacts to the destination. From Alaska to the Caribbean, Baltic and Asia, BA’s thoughtful and groundbreaking understanding of design and operations have impacted Port, Waterfront and Urban fabrics in multiple destinations.

BA’s experts serve as keynote speakers worldwide, sharing their insight on trends in the global cruise market; cruise facility development and waterfront and port-related planning strategies.



Bermello Ajamil & Partners Ports & Maritime Division is among the premier groups working on waterfronts across the globe.

Luis Ajamil, PE
President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Ittel,
Senior Vice President of Ports + Maritime

Michael Vanderbeek,
Director Ports + Maritime

Luis de Carvalho,
CEO, BA Europe

“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