Project at


St. Thomas University


Bermello Ajamil and Partners


Miami Gardens, Florida


Education, Higher Education


in progress

St. Thomas University’s new Gus Machado School of Business includes a state-of-the-art classroom building, the Business School Administration Building, and the Center for Career Development. The complex comprises a two-story classroom building with 36,777 SF; two-story administration building with 13,667 SF; one-story career placement building with 5,923 SF, and open courtyard of approximately 48,000 SF, and surface parking for approximately 52 spaces.

Designed by Bermello, Ajamil & Partners the building’s open architecture design features multipurpose spaces that combine robust technology with functionalities that will help students learn real-life business practices, and will be equipped with interactive smart classrooms, audience response technology, networking and audio/visual capabilities, as well as a trading room, a global conference auditorium, the student business incubator, and a communications and media lab. An administration building for the Business School, and a building that will house an expanded Center for Career Development, Alumni Relations and a Business Commons, will round out the “campus-within-a-campus” design.

Faculty and Administration Building

  • 18 Private Faculty Offices
  • 14 Open (semi-private) Adjunct Professor Offices
  • 3 Assistant Dean Offices
  • 4 Assistant Director Offices
  • 3 Conference Rooms
  • 2-story Building
  • 13,667 Total GSF

Classroom Building

  • 12 classrooms
  • 4 tiered-seating Case Study Rooms
  • ±200 seat Auditorium