Lathan Hall was built in 2003-06. It was occupied in June 2006 and dedicated Sept. 22, 2006.
The William C. and Elizabeth H. Latham Agriculture and Natural Resources Building provides research and office spaces, a conference room, and a lounge for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
The building contains eight full-size growth chambers that are two stories tall and enable researchers to conduct research on life-size trees.
William C. and Elizabeth H. Latham
The Latham Agriculture and Natural Resources Building honors William C. "Bill" and Elizabeth H. Latham, founders of Budget Motels Inc. Bill Latham, a 1956 alumnus, served on the board of visitors and was a member of the alumni and conference center National Leadership Campaign Committee. He served on the Pamplin Advisory Council, Alumni Association board, and Virginia Tech Foundation board. The Lathams co-chair the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Campaign Steering Committee.
Map Grid: L-7
Building Number: 113
Originally Built: 2006