Wednesday, June 27, 2012

De La Salle Launches the Science and Technology Complex

In pursuit of its vision to be a leading learner-centered research university in the region, De La Salle University launched at the culmination of its centennial year, its new campus, the De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex (DLSU-STC) Leandro V. Locsin Campus.

DLSU-STC, a 50-hectare sprawling campus, is adjacent to the Laguna Technopark.  The DLSU-STC will include new academic buildings, research centers, modern dorm facilities, and staff housing. It will promote strong collaboration with its neighboring industry partners as well as with regional research centers.

To evolve into a leading research center in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, the DLSU-STC targets a high concentration of top students and outstanding faculty for its roster. DLSU Centennial President and Chancellor Br. Narciso Erguiza, Jr. FSC said “Our refocusing on faculty development in the next five years should result in a harvest of young gifted scholars who will produce research that are transformative and relevant.”

The surrounding area of DLSU-STC is bustling with commercial and leisure activities. This urban/suburban mix is expected to provide momentum for the migration to the Complex.
True to our shared Lasallian values of faith, service, and communion, I am confident that the DLSU community will build on what has been started in the past,” Erguiza said in reference to the long-term plans of DLSU.

DLSU’s Newest Building, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

Named in honor of the Philippine retail magnate, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall of De La Salle University is the first major building under the Centennial Renewal Plan, a long-term development master plan to rationalize the whole University’s campus setup and respond to the need for more space for research and learning.

The building was blessed on June 16, 2012 as part of the culminating centennial activities of the University. The Sy family attended the blessing.

Renowned architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin Partners, Architects designed the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall. The building is likened to a “habitable tree,” a concept that seeks to capture DLSU’s continuous and growing role in Philippine education, as well as the institution’s stand on environmental responsibility and sustainability. 

The Henry Sy, Sr. Hall is a 14-storey modern and eco-friendly building which will house various academic service units, study areas, learning spaces, and select offices. It will also be the first academic structure that will be rated by BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) upon completion.

It will also be home to the Learning Commons—a central hub that will serve as the intellectual crossroads for studying in the University. More than a repository of books and reference materials, the Learning Commons is envisioned to be a place of connection where the community members can relax, commune, and hold official university activities.

The hall features a concourse linked to other buildings and offers a security solution as it centralizes areas where public has access.

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