James R. Bowers, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

James Bowers, AIA, NCARB and LEED AP / Sr. Cruise Facility Design Lead / Partner

Experience

 

James R. Bowers is a Florida-registered architect with more than 20 years of architectural experience with a variety of project types. His past experience includes maritime cruise terminals, mixed-use residential developments, lower and higher education, corporate and transportation projects for both public and private clients. Mr. Bowers has extensive experience in project management, design, document coordination, and construction management, in addition to code and specification research. As Project Architect, James will ensure the project is designed and built according to your stated requirements. He will be your day-to-day contact and will be responsible for budget and schedule management, consultant document coordination, and status reporting.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Hong Kong - Lead Architect.

James was responsible for the day-to-day deliverables and client interaction including producing the conceptual layout and design plan for the facility and accurately assembling a complete portfolio to be used as the tender document package in a Design/Build format. Commissioned by the Hong Kong Tourism Commission, HKSAR, the Terminal is a state-of-the-art facility capable of handling two Oasis class ships and positioned Hong Kong as a leading Asia cruise hub when it was opened in June 2013.

Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 25 Expansion, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Designer.

As part of the Terminal 25 delivery for Celebrity Cruises James was responsible for the interior refurbishing, including the waiting area aesthetics, VIP lounge, grand atrium, and 15,000-sf baggage and 10,000-sf canopy addition. When completed in 2019 the fast-track terminal project complied with all county and life safety codes as well as with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

PortMiami Terminal B for Norwegian Cruise Line, Miami, Florida - Project Manager.

The award-winning Terminal B accommodates ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and features new technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in. The project features a new parking garage with a valet parking area and direct access to the terminal and VIP lounge. The project is constructed to LEED Gold standards, focusing on innovation in design and terminal operation to create a platform that will optimize energy performance, indoor air quality, water efficiencies and maximize the use of local materials and resources. Innovative lighting, inviting indoor and outdoor waiting areas, and other guestcentric elements that enhance the overall passenger experience.

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BA is recognized for its award-winning designs and extraordinary standards of service.

Bermello Ajamil & Partners Inc. (BA) heritage dates back to 1939 with its initial founding.  Over the past 80-years, BA has built an impressive list of globally recognized projects that have changed the landscape of prominent cities worldwide. Founded and headquartered in Miami, BA operates on six continents from its offices in Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando), New York, California, and Denmark.  BA is recognized for its award-winning designs and extraordinary standards of service and stands as the largest Hispanic-owned A&E firm in South Florida.

Luis Ajamil & Willy Bermello forged a visionary plan to lead BA into a prominent global, interdisciplinary firm.

In 1992, Luis Ajamil and Willy Bermello forged a visionary plan to lead BA into a prominent global, interdisciplinary firm providing Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Services. BA focused on several key markets with Maritime being one of the core components of the firm.

BA’s Culture

BA’s culture fosters an atmosphere of commitment to 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.

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