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Archive for August, 2011


Adapting an existing 2-story bank building and converting the ground floor into a new AHCA licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center specifically for Ophthalmology and Eye-Health related procedures required the total demolition of the First Floor and expanding out beyond the Second Floor to create the new functional space required; completely fitted with all new electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, fire sprinklers and piped medical gas systems. Completed in November 2010, this new surgery center houses one Class “C” and one Class “B” Operating Room along with all other AHCA required support facilities.

This project won the 2009 Summit Award for Best Renovation and the 2011 Aurora Award for Best Commercial/Renovation Space.

Client: Gorovoy MD Eye Specialists Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Building Type: Medical/Ambulatory Surgical Center Building Size: 10,580 SF

On July 23rd, Christopher J. Lee Architects received three prestigious awards in the Aurora Awards Design Competition of the 2011 Southeast Builder’s Conference in Orlando. The Aurora Awards honor the best in commercial and residential architecture in a 12-state region and entries are judged on design, quality of construction, unusual constraints, cost savings techniques and outstanding features. One of the awards Christopher J. Lee Architects was honored to receive was a Grand Aurora, which recognizes the best project within an entire category.

Collins Vision was awarded an Aurora Award as well as the Grand Aurora Award for Best Commercial Construction Healthcare Facility. Located at 6900 International Drive in Fort Myers, this award-winning facility consists of a 10,450 square foot medical office specializing in ophthalmology and vision correction. The medical office will have eight exam rooms, a procedure room, two orbital scan rooms and a retail area and lobby. Liebl & Barrow provided the structural engineering, Energy Concepts provided the MEP engineering, L.E.D. Design provided the interior design service and Stevens Construction was the contractor.

Eye Specialists’ Laser & Surgery Center also won an Aurora Award in the Commercial Construction Remodeling or Renovation category. Located at 12381 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, this award-winning facility included the addition and renovation of an existing building to create a new 10,580 square foot licensed ambulatory surgery center with two operating rooms, full post-operative recovery stations and associated support facilities. This new facility serves as the surgical center for Dr. Mark S. Gorovoy, MD who specializes in Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma and Customvue LASIK Refractive Surgery. Liebl & Barrow provided the structural engineering, HSA Engineers & Scientists provided the MEP engineering, Christopher J. Lee Architects provided the interior design and Stevens Construction was the contractor.

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