AdZU to welcome SY 2018-2019 with 5-story SHS Bldg
Underway at the Ateneo de
Zamboanga University Salvador campus along La Purisima, is the construction of
the 5-story Senior High School building at the SHS Complex.
New, Modern, and
Environment-friendly, the new SHS building replaces part of the former Grade
School complex where two buildings stood, the Matteo Ricci Hall and Berchman
new home of the SHS will be furnished with high-end facilities, including some
30 classrooms, laboratories,
a library, office rooms, a chapel, prayer rooms, cafeteria, and commercial
spaces, and some special features such as ramps and an elevator.
It will also sport a
“Green” look, with a rain collection system, self-sustaining green spots, and a
provision for solar panels, as part of the University’s thrust toward using
renewable energy, particularly the Solar Energy Power system.
To date, the construction
of the SHS building has been the major development under the continuing
Rebuilding Program of AdZU dubbed RISE which commenced after the July 2016 fire
that burned down the Brebeuf Gym and adjacent buildings.
Since then, rising from the
ashes, the University has taken on infrastructure projects to rebuild the
campus, including the renovation of Gonzaga Hall and Kostka building, and the retrofitting
of Sauras Hall.
Infrastructure is one key
area in the RISE campaign of AdZU, to rise amidst the adversities brought about
by the fire and other challenges facing the University. The construction of new buildings is intricately part of the
University’s plan to fulfill its mission of educating and forming future
leaders who will work toward its vision of transforming Mindanao and the
country into a place of “peace, healing and progress,” and devote their lives
Pro Deo et Patria.
Also in the offing under
the University Campus Master Development Plan is the construction of a Multipurpose
building which will house, among others, a gym and an auditorium.