Woolpert Acquires Florida-Based Architecture Firm

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Woolpert has recently completed the acquisition of Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA), a comprehensive architecture, engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in services for the maritime, aviation, health care, commercial, and municipal markets.

With more than 160 staff members, BA ranks among the largest AE firms in South Florida. Headquartered in Miami, BA also operates additional offices throughout Florida and has a presence in New York.

Over 30 years, BA has grown through the leadership of Chairman of the Board and Principal in Charge Willy Bermello and President and CEO Luis Ajamil, who is known for his expertise in the maritime industry as a planner and professional engineer.

Driven by a shared goal of integrating innovative design and technologies to produce functional, intelligent, and sustainable solutions, this partnership has resulted in over 200 awards for design excellence and project wins across six continents.

BA is internationally recognized for its planning and design of cruise line and port terminals. The merger between Woolpert and BA creates an integrated ecosystem of maritime solutions, leveraging architecture, marine engineering, modeling, strategic consulting, and geospatial services.

This includes the acquisition of topographic, bathymetric, and hydrographic data and imagery along coastlines and the near-shore environment.

According to Bermello, the decision to join Woolpert will deepen BA’s AE services and provide access to new and adjacent industries through Woolpert’s geospatial and strategic consulting capabilities.

Woolpert Vice President and Buildings Sector Leader Suzette Stoler emphasized how the merger enhances Woolpert’s ability to provide full architecture, engineering, and interior design services, with a focus on strengthening design capabilities and expertise across various markets in both the private industry and public development.

Neil Churman, Woolpert’s chief corporate development officer, expressed excitement about working with the outstanding new team of architects and engineers, stating that BA’s philosophy of driving innovation to benefit each client and the industry aligns with Woolpert’s values.

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