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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

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...

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.

Groundbreaking! - Lake Stevens Splash Pad, 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

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!

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!

New Technologies Make Ships More Eco-Friendly Than Ever

Perhaps the most obvious goal for the cruise industry is to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, a process that, like much of the mechanized world, is neither simple nor straightforward...

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.

BA’ team was ranked #1 in the shortlist presentation for Phase 1 of the Homestead Sports Complex.

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!

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!

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.

ERASING A HURRICANE’S WRATH

Jan 24, 2022
BA assisted the Town of Medley in the preparation, submittal, and management of a $670K grant for bank stabilization and roadway repairs along Lakeside Park. The repairs are necessary due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The project is almost complete and is one month ahead of schedule. Way to go team! (Steve Pynes, Jose Lopez, Alfredo Sanchez, Randy Hollingworth)

FIU’S PEDESTRIAN 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.

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.

Kislak Office Building under construction!

Feb 7, 2022
BA was contracted in 2019 by Vivo Real Estate Group to provide A/E services for the core and shell design of the new Kislak Office Building in Miami Lakes. The project includes a 5-story building with 68,000 square feet of office space, a 4,500-SF 5th floor outdoor deck, and parking for 225 vehicles along with associated site utilities, parking and landscape improvements.The building will be the new home of the Popular Bank Headquarters. Nice progress team!

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Emergency Departments, Design Thoughts from the BA Health Studio

Projects Highlight / Healthcare

Emergency Departments are the “front door” of most hospitals. Consequently, as the dependency on Emergency Departments continues to evolve and fluctuate so too must the efficient processing of patient-assessment protocols. To keep up with patient-processing trends, the Emergency Department has had to reinvent itself to accommodate a diversity of clinical needs: from areas for rapid assessment to spaces for longer-term patient accommodations that require more complex care. In a modern clinical setting, every inch of an Emergency Department must be flexible and offer various treatment capabilities within the same space. Function-specific rooms must be designed to allow for a diverse continuum of care on an “on-demand” basis.

AIA Award: NCL Terminal B PortMiami

Insights / Awards / Cruise Ports

Emergency Departments are the “front door” of most hospitals. Consequently, as the dependency on Emergency Departments continues to evolve and fluctuate so too must the efficient processing of patient-assessment protocols. To keep up with patient-processing trends, the Emergency Department has had to reinvent itself to accommodate a diversity of clinical needs: from areas for rapid assessment to spaces for longer-term patient accommodations that require more complex care. In a modern clinical setting, every inch of an Emergency Department

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BA’s culture fosters an atmosphere of commitment of meeting our Client’s needs and expectations on each project we undertake through embracing innovative design, applying the latest technologies, and ensuring functionality is achieved, resulting in intelligent, sustainable solutions that enrich the built environment.

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.

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