Warren and Leta Giedt Hall is a 650-seat, single-story classroom building located immediately north of Kemper Hall, in UC Davis's Engineering/Physical Sciences district. With two classrooms and three lecture theaters, including the 278-seat Ted and Rand Schaal Auditorium (room 1001), Giedt Hall provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students from across the campus. Engineering and geology classes receive scheduling priority for the new classrooms because two of the project's major donors are former engineering and geology professors.
Giedt Hall is named for mechanical and aeronautical engineering professor emeritus Warren Giedt and his wife, Leta. The Giedts (pronounced "Geets") donated $2.5 million toward the building's construction. (Dateline Article) DanielWorthington noted that "there was a ceremony honoring Giedt and the construction of the hall. I believe he was in poor health because he was in a wheel chair. I remember reading he died a month or two after the ceremony... so at least he got to attend and see that his charity was appreciated."
The building has WiFi as of May 2010.
The Giedt Project is a local band named after the hall.
Demolition and Construction
In March 2006, 18 temporary buildings on the site were demolished to make way for the new hall. These are the first "temporary" buildings to ever be removed from campus. See University Construction for other campus projects.
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2012-04-03 18:30:01 funny. i've always pronounced it g-i-te hall —zsomers1