The Medical Science Building Update:  SEPTEMBER 2020

Conceived and presented to the UPMASA in 2015, the project was originally intended to replace the dilapidated and aging BSLR (Basic Science Lecture Rooms).   Riding the momentum of fervent UP alumni contributing to funding the auditorium, construction began Jul 2016 only to get set back when the Sheet piles collapsed in December 2016.  It took almost 2 ½ years of arbitrations and hearings for the settlement of the case.

In the meantime, in 2018, discussion of design and re-location of the Medical Science Building to the former Tennis Court site began and a detailed architectural design was submitted in January 2019.  The building permit was released by Manila City Hall in April 2019.  Foundation work for bored piles started in July 2019.  Uplifted by a 300M pesos pledge from Henry Sy Sr. Foundation, the building will be named “Henry Sy Sr. Medical Sciences Building”.    READ MORE…