The DaSilva Academic Center was completed in the summer of 2004
and is currently being used by faculty and students on the Staten
The three-story, state-of-the-art building houses several
computer classrooms, a technology center and faculty and
administrative office space. Student lounges and a communication
arts suite, including a multimedia production lab, are also
included in the building. In all, the building comprises more than
37,000 square feet. The building is situated opposite the Campus
"I am so pleased to be able to assist the students of St. John's
by helping to fund the construction of a classroom building," said
Mr. DaSilva. "I am always impressed by the caliber of education
provided to St. John's students. My late son, John, was a
beneficiary of that education, and I will be forever grateful for
the time he spent with the Vincentian Fathers." A member of the St.
John's Hockey Team, John DaSilva was killed in an automobile
accident one year after his graduation in 1980.