Joshua Rak, LEED GA

Joshua Rak / Senior Associate, Planner

Experience

 

Joshua Rak is an urban designer and planner with extensive experience in the creation of master plans, urban design details and zoning ordinances, most specifically Form Based Codes. With over 10 years of experience and a strong multidisciplinary background rooted in urban design, planning, architecture and business, Mr. Rak brings
a rationally-based, design driven perspective to the preparation of area plans with aspecial emphasis on place making through design and the implementation of Form Based Codes. Mr. Rak’s strengths lie in his thorough understanding of good urban design practices and architectural design, with substantive knowledge and experience in the formulation of the regulatory needs to implement them.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Village of Palmetto Bay Downtown Master Plan and Downtown Urban Village Form-Based Code, Palmetto Bay, Florida - Form Based Code/Urban Designer.

B&A produced the Village of Palmetto Bay Downtown Master Plan, as the culmination of an extensive public outreach campaign to engage locals, residents, and stakeholders, establish a consensus and craft the master plan vision for a new Downtown area.

Marassi Marina Update, Sidi-Abdel-El-Rahman, Egypt - Planner.

B&A was commissioned to update the design and master plan for this major resort in the north coast of Egypt. Updated services include: marina design, berth reconfiguration, dredging plan, location of marina services fuel, dockmaster, and marina landside utilities location including service towers, railings, and emergency equipment.

Tampa Channelside Waterfront District Rezoning and Design Guidelines, Tampa, Florida - Planner.

B&A prepared a master plan for Port Tampa Bay to develop 45-acres in a waterfront area called the Channel District. To drive the development and ensure consistency with the Master Plan, the creation and calibration of Form-Based Regulations are currently underway, by B&A. These mandate the improved street and open space network, permitted architecture and frontage typologies, in addition to the densities and intensities of development, consistent with the existing Channel District regulations, as adopted by the City of Tampa, but further regulating the public realm within Port Tampa Bay-owned properties to be developed in the future.

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PRIVACY POLICY

Sustainable solutions that
enrich the built environment

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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