LaGrange College

Batson-Cook has enjoyed an 18-year relationship with LaGrange College, working with the university on some of the campus’ most significant structures. 

Ida Callaway Hudson Lab Sciences Building 

Architect: Earl Swensson Associates | Nashville, TN

  • A new three-story, 43,000-square-foot facility devoted entirely to laboratories.
  • It 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 blends contextually with other buildings on the campus.  

Cason J. Callaway Science Building Renovation 

Architect: Earl Swensson Associates | Nashville, TN

  • Renovation of the 45-year-old, 26,000-square-foot Callaway Science Building to create a modern classroom learning environment for science and mathematics students. 
  • The building will continue to serve as classroom space for all the sciences and as a home for Computational Mathematics and Physics. 
  • The facility also includes “soft” learning spaces and community areas where students can gather, compare notes, study, socialize, and interact with their professors outside the classroom.  

Campus Development & Renovations 

Architect: Sizemore Group | Atlanta, GA

  • The project incorporated campus improvement programs to upgrade a total of 83,000 square feet on campus.  
  • Specific projects include a new 10,000-square-foot maintenance facility, complete architectural renovations of Callaway and Manget Halls, improvements to the bookstore and student center, and new administrative offices in Smith Hall.  
  • Infrastructure improvements include an adjacent parking lot and fire line feed for the campus.
  • The project concluded with the architectural renovation of Sunny Gables to serve as the residence of the college president.

Frank and Laura Lewis Library 

Architect: Perry Dean Rogers Architects | Boston, MA

  • A three-story, 44,000-square-foot library that features seating for 300, enhanced technology, media rooms, reading areas, 12 group study areas, and shelving to accommodate collection growth.
  • The cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete frame with steel structure features a multi-media classroom, sound room, media production room, coffee bar, and reference rooms. 
  • LEED® Silver certified, sustainable techniques included:
    • conversion of adjacent parking lot into green space;
    • enhanced mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems; and
    • the use of non-odorous, low-emitting, recycled construction content.

LaGrange, GA