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Construction of GE Building begins
The construction of De La Salle University-Manila’s General Education Building located along Taft Avenue and right in front of the University’s Enrique T. Razon Sports Complex will start this March.
Covering a total area of 27,000 square meters, the 20-storey building will primarily be used for the University’s General Education program. It will also house the College of Education (CED) and the Asia-Pacific Center for Teachers’ Education (ACTED).
The Admissions Office and the Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office will also be transferred to the ground floor of the site. A library will occupy the whole second floor. Three floors of parking space will be available for faculty and visitors.
For the GE program, classrooms of various sizes will be constructed. A big classroom has a capacity to hold 120 students, a regular classroom can hold 45 students, and a small classroom, 25 students. Nine floors of the building will have these types of classrooms.
Located at the 15th floor will be an extension laboratory of the Center for Educational Multimedia, a language laboratory, a microteaching room, a chapel, and a study area. General Education faculty members will occupy the whole 16th floor, while the CED Dean’s Office and the other units of the college will be at the 17th floor. A computer room will be put up at the 18th floor.
Two storeys will be used by ACTED, which is an extension program that functions as a community service component of the Lasallian educational system. ACTED, which will train teachers from all over the country, will be provided with training and multimedia rooms, offices, and a mini-library.
To centralize University operations, the offices of the DLSU System will also be transferred to the site.
Philip H. Recto Architects developed the building design. The target completion date of construction is on June 2006.
The groundbreaking ceremony and blessing of the site will be held on March 29 at 10 a.m.