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HUNTSVILLE, AL (August 31, 2017) – Batson-Cook Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new Marriott AC Hotel at downtown Huntsville’s premier City Centre development.  Construction of the hotel is set for completion in August, 2018.
The 6-story, select-service hotel will have 120 rooms and encompass a total of 86,648 square feet. The ground floor will feature the lobby and 5000 square feet of shell space for a restaurant to lease. The second floor – a designated meeting level – will include meeting rooms, an outdoor function terrace and a fitness center. Guest rooms will be situated on the third through sixth levels.
Owner of the property is City Centre I, LLC. Architect is HC Architecture of Atlanta.
The building will have an exterior of brick, glass, stucco and metal panels. The first two levels of the structure will be cast-in-place, post-tensioned concrete flat slabs; the top four guest room levels will be a cold-formed steel, load-bearing wall system. A combination of VRF and split DX mechanical systems will be installed.

TAMPA, FLORIDA (August 18, 2017) – Lindsay Ryle, a project engineer with Batson-Cook Construction, has been tapped for the 2018 NEXGEN Leadership Class by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.

The NEXGEN Leadership Training Program is an 8-month series of educational events designed to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of high-potential construction professionals.  Through monthly educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking and community involvement activities, ABC’s NEXGEN program prepares the participants for leadership roles within their companies and ABC.

“My passion is to mentor young people, especially those interested in a career in construction,” Ryle said. “I want them to understand that they have resources available to them to help them achieve success, but they must be accountable for their choices – what they do, and what they don’t do.”

Ryle, who joined Batson-Cook in 2012, is currently assigned to The Pearl Apartments project, a $57-million mixed-use apartment community under way in the Tampa Heights area. Her personal portfolio totals $208 million in multi-family and mixed-use projects.

Ryle holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is an active member of ABC, a graduate of Leadership Pasco, and mentors Batson-Cook summer interns. Habitat for Humanity is the philanthropy she most enjoys supporting, having participated in three home building projects.

She and her husband have a young son, and she enjoys fishing, spending time in or on the water, running, and just about anything else done outdoors.

Batson-Cook, formed in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office, hospitality, and private development clients throughout the Southeast. We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.

LAGRANGE, GA – Two projects recently completed by Batson-Cook on the campus of LaGrange College will be bustling with activity when students return to campus this month.

The newly-constructed Ida Hudson Callaway Lab Sciences Building and the renovated Callaway Science Building represent a $21-million addition to the downtown campus of LaGrange College. The new 43,000-square-foot lab sciences facility, devoted entirely to laboratories, houses state-of-the-art spaces for instruction in biology, ecology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry and immunology.  Also included are faculty and staff offices, student collaboration spaces and classrooms.  The exterior of the three-story building, located on the corner of Vernon Street and Park Avenue, blends contextually with other buildings on the campus.

“All of us at Batson-Cook were honored to return to the LaGrange College campus for this significant project,” said Conn Crabtree, project executive for Batson-Cook.  “We completed a major campus development and renovation project for the college in 2001, and returned for the construction of Frank and Laura Lewis Library a few years later.  We have enjoyed bringing this new science building to reality.”

Renovation of the existing 26,000-square-foot Callaway Science Building included improvements and upgrades to classrooms, the physics lab, office spaces and the Math Department.

Earl Swensson Associates was the architectural firm for the project, and Chaseco LLC was the owner’s representative.  Both firms are located in Nashville, Tenn.

Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, multi-family, office and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit