Batson-Cook Completes Two Projects for LaGrange College

August 14, 2017

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

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