The home of Dr. Emmett I. Davis, Jr., ’50 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was constructed in 1937 and renovated in 1985. All offices, classrooms, and laboratories of the Civil Engineering Department are contained in this building.
It was named for Colonel Louis Shepherd LeTellier, a longtime head of the Civil Engineering Department. COL LeTellier was also acting president of The Citadel after GEN Charles P. Summerall retired in 1953 until GEN Mark Clark was named president of The Citadel.
There are six classrooms in LeTellier Hall equipped to facilitate a variety of teaching and learning methodologies. Each classroom has a networked computer, document camera, DVD and VCR player, and projection and sound systems. Three of the classrooms have “smart boards.” Professors may employ wireless “slates” in conjunction with “clickers” for the students in up to three classrooms at any given time. All classrooms are furnished with tables to allow shifts between lecture, group activity or discussion settings.
The faculty support the idea that civil engineering is best learned when students have the opportunity to experience first hand and begin to develop the skills needed to observe, measure, question and explore the physical world. To that end, the department maintains laboratories to supplement the classroom sessions in the following areas.
Surveying and Geomatics
Mechanics of Materials
To help ensure the best use of these computing resources, priority goes to students using software or capabilities specific to the LeTellier labs. LeTellier 206 and 308 are on the CEE departmental network and require a departmental user account
Graphics Lab — LeTellier 308 20 student workstations and a networked A/B size laser printer. The demand for this room is particularly heavy during the spring semester, with classes at most times of the day.
General Purpose Lab — LeTellier 203 23 student workstations and a networked laser printer maintained by ITS for routine computer work and access to all campus wide computing resources
Special Applications Lab — LeTellier 206 12 student workstations provide access to high-end CAD, GIS and structural design software. This laboratory is equipped with a networked A/B laser printer and E-size color plotter.