The new annex of Mutien Marie Building, one of the latest additions to the expanding infrastructure landscape of the University of St. La Salle, was blessed and inaugurated with University and College officers, benefactors, representatives from the Pope John Paul II Institute, and other guests in attendance last May 24.
The new edifice houses two multi-media classrooms and office spaces for the Pope John Paul II Institute and the Admissions and Scholarship Administration Office on the ground floor.
On each of the second and third floors are four air-conditioned multi-media corporate rooms.
Two classrooms and the moot court which can also be used for seminars or conferences are located on the fourth floor.
The construction of the College Library extension adjacent to the second floor of the Mutien Marie Building , resurfacing of building walls and posts, and the renovation of Moreno Hall will be done during the coming AY 2010-2010.
Other projects slated for next year include the upgrading of power sources, installation of additional air-conditioning units in classrooms, installation of sliding glass windows in the other buildings, repair of Coliseum roofing, and the purchase of additional cooling equipment for the Coliseum and a school bus.
Ongoing projects this summer include the conversion of M11 to an office for the Vice Chancellor for Mission and Development, relocation of the UPress, renovation of AVRC rooms, computer laboratories and Dizon Hall, and the conversion of another Wester Hall classroom to HM lecture room with bar facility.
Nearing completion at the Granada campus are the new Eco-Park Café and Souvenir Shop and the waiting and reception area at the park entrance.
The construction of the new Brothers’ residence annex is scheduled to begin next month.
Upon its completion, the vacated residence on campus will be converted into a student activities center.
For added convenience and security, the sidewalk along La Salle and Montelibano Avenues underwent repair and additional ball lights were installed at the frontage of the campus.
The installation of CCTV security cameras in strategic areas inside the campus has been going on since April.
A significant ongoing project is the preparation of comprehensive master plans for the university’s three campus sites - Bacolod Main, Granada , and Talisay.
The university administration has tapped the professional services of CONCEP, Inc., a Manila - based urban design and planning firm, to undertake this major project.