Malayan Colleges Laguna

Mapúa MCL Students Make History as the first USGBC LEED Green Associates in Southeast Asia

In a remarkable feat, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (Mapúa MCL) has proudly witnessed its B.S. Architecture students officially become the first LEED Green Associates accredited by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in Southeast Asia last June 2023. This noteworthy accomplishment stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts demonstrated by our exceptional students and their mentors, Ar. Alvin P. Tejada, a faculty member from the Mapúa Institute of Technology at Laguna (MITL) and Ar. Wilfredo G. Gacutan, B.S. Architecutre Program Chair. Adding to this achievement, Mapúa MCL has also recently earned the distinction of being the first USGBC Gold Member in Southeast Asia.

The USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program is globally recognized as a prestigious standard for sustainable building practices. By equipping our students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain the LEED Green Associate certification, Mapúa MCL has underscored its dedication to producing future leaders who are well-versed in sustainable and environmentally conscious approaches to construction and design.

The successful attainment of the LEED Green Associate credentials by our students showcases their exceptional grasp of sustainable building concepts, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. Their accomplishment not only brings pride to Mapúa MCL but also highlights the institution’s commitment to academic excellence and cultivating a culture of innovation.

Mapúa MCL extends its warmest congratulations to our B.S. Architecture students and their mentors for this remarkable achievement. Together, we celebrate this significant accomplishment, knowing that it symbolizes the bright future that lies ahead for sustainable design and construction in the Philippines and in the world.

MCL officially a member of the Philippine Association of College and Universities (PACU)

Last August 2021, Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School (MCL) applied to be a member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU).

Malayan Colleges Laguna, A Mapúa School (MCL) receives the Plaque of Membership from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) Oath Taking Ceremony held via Zoom. Image from PACU.

PACU is a private education association and the oldest member of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA). PACU is open for membership for private higher educational institutions (HEIs) with programs aligned with PACU’s mission and vision. Its mission is to strengthen its members’ capabilities, strive for international recognition, and advocate relevant and effective advocacy education policies. Its vision is to envisage nation-building through transformative private education.

Being a member of PACU gives the opportunity to the different HEIs to collaborate with one another and share their best practices on teaching and learning for the betterment of each educational institution under the association.

MCL officials pose for a photo opportunity with fellow PACU Members. Image from PACU.

Last January 17, 2022, MCL officially became a PACU member. Engr. Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MCL, took the oath of membership and accepted the certificate from PACU’s President, Mr. Anthony Jose Moran Tamayo, on behalf of Dr. Dodjie S. Maestrecampo, MCL’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

MCL Executive Vice President and COO, Engr. Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano takes the oath of membership on behalf of Dr. Dodjie S. Maestrecampo, MCL President and CEO. Image from PACU.

Dr. Maestrecampo said in his given statement, “As a new member of PACU, MCL looks forward to making significant contributions to the association and fostering meaningful collaboration with its member institutions. As MCL strives towards excellence in building professionals through learner-centered outcomes-based education and innovative digital learning, I urge the MCL community to advance PACU’s commitment to uplifting Philippine education. Together, let us continue to set higher standards and be prime movers in education.”

With its commitment to be a global steeple of excellence, MCL ensures that it will be a valuable member of PACU. The institution will live up to PACU’s mission and vision by continuously nurturing students from Senior High School (SHS) to college and transforming them into globally competitive professionals.


List of PACU Member Schools – Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities. (2021).

PACU – Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities. (2018).

Vision – Mission – Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities. (2021).


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