Pineda Judith Arlie E.

2010 BSN 128 Lomongo Reaction Paper

August 20, Prof. Michael Ian

Strengthening its legacy as one of the finest educational institution in the country, the 82 year-old Far Eastern University (FEU) serve as a reminder of a prosperous time in the 1920s, when technology was king and the future was boundless. Designed by National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio, the five structures are the Nicanor Reyes Hall, FEU East Asia College of Engineering and Computer Studies, the Law and Nursing Building, Auditorium/Administration Building and the Science Building. Other historical buildings on the campus include the 1950s FEU Chapel, FEU Hospital, and the Arts and Sciences Building, which also represent the International Style. The buildings, bearing the distinctive Art Deco architecture of the 1920s, still stand proudly on the Far Eastern University (FEU) campus in Manila. The old style was patterned after Greek and Roman temples characterized by huge pillars and ornate designs. But I’ve observed that the Art Deco style, in contrast, was characterized by rounded corners, clean and basic geometric forms, grooves and elements from Egyptian art. It essentially depicted the advent of progressive modernization and technology. The new style also reflected the designs of big ships -- including railings and portholes details. The “steamship” style is evident in the Nicanor Reyes Hall, FEU’s flagship building. Other structures on the FEU campus bearing the “International Style” of the 1950s include the FEU Chapel, the FEU Hospital, and the Arts and Sciences Building. Apart from its prized buildings, the university also takes pride in its landscape architecture, which focuses on the Nicanor Reyes Memorial Square and its collection of bronze sculptures by National Artist Vicente Manansala. The university has been able to preserve its buildings because as a private institution, it places a sense of importance in the structures as part of the Filipino people’s heritage. Indeed, I believe that we, the green and gold society could prevail over other institutions because of its beautiful architectural buildings. That’s why we are called a “Tamaraw”-one of the most intelligent, pugnacious and aggressive animal species. And we are like them. We ought to be proud of our mentor-FEU. The factory that would make every Tamaraw a high quality, competitive and service oriented product that could make a greater contribution in our society. And finally, we will be a product, which could establish difference through Fortitude, Excellence, and Uprightness and in

the land in the Far East! . With its technological advancement. leadership. That is the Far Eastern University-Power Factory of Education! Once again. academic achievements. FEU name has already been established. each of us can already be proud of our second home.addition. in its 82 years of existence. continuous facility development and athleticism.