Senior HS in QC to be named after National Artist Leandro Locsin


A senior high school named after National Artist for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin will soon rise in Novaliches, Quezon City.

The city council recently approved City Ordinance 2658-2018 for the establishment of the Leandro V. Locsin Senior High School in Barangay Kaligayahan.

The Leandro V. Locsin Senior High School will initially offer Academic and Technical-Vocational Livelihood Training tracks, including Humanities and Social Sciences, General Academic Strand, Public Safety, and Animation and Illustration.

Locsin was named a National Artist by the late President Corazon C. Aquino in 1990.

Among the famous buildings he designed were the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theater, Philippine International Convention Center, Philcite and The Westin Hotel, which is now known as the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Locsin was also behind the architectural design of Istana Nurul Iman, the palace of the Sultan of Brunei.

He died of stroke on November 15, 1994.