For the second consecutive year, Stevens Construction Inc. has won an Aurora Award at the Southeast Builder’s Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in residential and commercial construction in a 12-state region.

aurora08The ceremony was held Aug. 2 in Orlando, and Stevens Construction took home an Aurora in the best commercial health care category for St. Mark’s Surgical Center in Fort Myers . The 9,290-square-foot facility has three operating rooms, a post-operating area and administrative offices. It features decorative stone flooring and a vaulted wood-plank ceiling, creating a ski resort atmosphere.

Stevens Construction built St. Mark’s Surgical Center to withstand hurricane-force winds of 130 mph, in compliance with the ASCE 7-98 wind load provisions. Additionally, a generator allows for continuous operations in the entire building if power is disrupted.

Designed by Burt Hill/Pollock Kreig Architects, Inc., St. Mark’s Surgical Center was inspected and licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which ensures regulatory compliance for health care facilities throughout Florida .

In 2007, Stevens Construction earned an Aurora Award in the hospitality category for the South Seas Island Resort Lagoon Pools and Clubhouse at the Pointe.