Lee Hall was constructed in 1957. The building is home to programs in art, architecture, construction science, and landscape architecture. Lee Hall houses the Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library, which is open 24 hours a day, as well as the Lee Gallery, which displays student work and traveling exhibits. A four-story addition was begun in October 1972, the ground floor providing additional space for the visual studies program, two ceramic studios, two print-making studios, undergraduate photographic studio with work room and dark room, sculpture and painting studios, a graduate photo studio with four darkrooms and a room for the University's master plan model. The main floor was to contain the administrative and faculty offices, more room for the architectural library, two graduate studios, and a jury and demonstration room. The two top floors house additional studios and seminar rooms. (Gatlin, Earl, "Changes at Clemson - the fact...", The Tiger, Friday 24 August 1973, Volume LXVII, Number 1, page 10.)
Lee Hall is named for Rudolph E. Lee, a member of Clemson's first graduating class (1896). He came back to Clemson to serve as the design instructor for engineering classes, established the School of Architecture, and served as dean for more than 40 years.