De La Salle University Henry Sy Sr. Hall
- A team from the renowned architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin Partners, Architects designed the DLSU Centennial Hall.
- The building’s modern and open design is likened to a “habitable tree”, its form evoking a grove of trees sitting on a forest clearing, a refreshing concept injecting environmental sensitivity to the highly congested Taft Avenue area.
- The concept also illustrates DLSU’s continuous and growing role in Philippine education, as well as its commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability.
- It is life-giving and nurturing. It has pocket indoor gardens, outdoor reading areas and wide-open spaces that support creativity and engage learners to generate new ideas.
- Eco-friendly in character, it boasts of a green roof, solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a water re-use system.
- The educational areas in the Centennial Hall focus on the Learning Commons, a central hub envisioned to serve as the intellectual crossroads for university study. More than being simply a repository of books and reference materials, the Learning Commons is the central node for a revitalized campus where the academic community can gather for relaxation, interaction with one another, and official university activities.
- It will also be the first academic structure to be rated upon completion with the Philippines’ own BERDE Standard, a measure of how "environment-friendly" a structure is.
- The DLSU Centennial Hall will be named in honor of its first donor, Henry Sy, Sr., whose generosity jump-started its construction in December 2010. It is expected to be completed by the end of the Centennial Year in June 2012.