Lathan Hall was built in 2003-06. It was occupied in June 2006 and dedicated Sept. 22, 2006.
Latham Hall220 Ag Quad Lane
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.