De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex
|Science and Technology Complex|
|De La Salle University campus|
|Use||Science and technology education and research|
|Location||Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines|
The De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex (DLSU-STC) is a satellite campus of De La Salle University (DLSU) located in Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines. The 55-hectare campus was built on land donated by the family of the late National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. It was originally known as De La Salle Canlubang (DLSC), a district school of De La Salle Philippines that provided science and technology-based primary, secondary, and tertiary education. In 2012, the administrations of DLSU and DLSC approved the integration of DLSC to DLSU, becoming the DLSU Science and Technology Complex.
Milagros R. del Rosario Building
The first building to be constructed on campus is the four-storey Milagros V. del Rosario Building, which houses the school's administrative offices and classrooms. The building was donated to the school by Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario. The building has 35 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, three audio-visual rooms, three libraries, a media lab, a dark room for the photography students, a radio station, a children's playroom, a robotics classroom, and three computer laboratories. Construction began in April 2002 and was completed in June 2003 and was designed by the firm L.V. Locsin and Partners.
Integrated School Building
Beginning construction on August 2005, the Integrated School building finished right on time for the next school year on March 2006. The IS Building houses the classrooms and other spaces for the Nursery to Grade 3 students of the Integrated School. The building also houses a canteen of its own and it stands beside the Pergola.
The Pergola is a multi-purpose hall for the students. It stands beside the new Integrated School Building. The covered area acts as a special venue with several functions for the different activities of the Academic Community.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools, officially known as Fratres Scholarum Christianarum or FSC, is a congregation dedicated to the teachings espoused by St. John Baptist De La Salle.
The first De La Salle School in the Philippines was opened on June 16, 1911 along General Luna, Paco, Manila at the request of the Archbishop of Manila. In 1921, the school was moved to its present site on Taft Avenue. Unable to accommodate requests for admission to the elementary grades, they had to revert an earlier policy not to expand. To date, they have spread out to different provinces. The Brothers have since opened in Greenhills, Antipolo, Lipa, Bacolod, Ilagan, Dasmarinas, and Alabang. They have also undertaken supervision of some schools in Manila, Cavite, Bataan, Cebu, Bukidnon, Surigao del Sur, Negros Occidental, Masbate, Capiz, and Ozamis. Today they are known as De La Salle Supervised Schools.
Around 1977, the idea of having another La Salle School, this time in the Laguna area was conceptualized. This was when Architect Lindy Locsin, then a member of the DLSU board of Trustees, offered to donate several hectares of his family's land to La Salle. In 1997, this generous donation of the Locsins was realized. La Salle Purchased additional contiguous hectares making De La Salle Canlubang a sprawling fifty hectare campus.
Laguna is fast becoming the country's industrial and technological site. Its large, industrial companies presently make it the home of the first Science Technological Park. In response to the ever-quickening pace of scientific and technological development of modern times, the concept of a three-level science and technology oriented school took root. Hence, De La Salle Canlubang was established in June 2003 in order to address the educational concerns of our nation with its youth as its strength. They are envisioned to be grounded on science and technological skills cloaked in the ideals of St. La Salle as an answer to the demands and challenges of the 21st century.
The Integrated school opened its doors to 240 students from preschool to grade 4 and grade 8 (second year high school) during its first year. The curriculum adapts to the science education as its basis. Science emphasizes hands-on exploration and direct experience with the natural world; thereby producing young scientists who are well-rounded and whose strength include: science and technological skills, clear-analytical thinking, and scientific literacy, to be active members of society.
De La Salle Canlubang Integrated School has grown to be one of the most progressive schools in the south with a population of more than 1,000 students from Kinder 1 to Grade 11 geared towards producing lifelong learners with the spirit of Faith, Service and Communion and equipped to meet the challenges of the new 2000 millennium.
In pursuit of its vision to be a leading learner-centered research university in the region, De La Salle University recently launched its new campus, the De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex (DLSU-STC) Leandro V. Locsin Campus.
DLSU Centennial President and Chancellor Br. Narciso Erguiza Jr. said the DLSU-STC would attract a big number of top students and outstanding faculty to transform the university into a leading research center in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
- Reyes, Rizal Raoul. "New Campus Aims to transform DLSU into a leading research center".