National Building Museum

Panel: Restoring and Reusing Kirkbride's Mental Health Hospitals

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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St.Elizabeths-GSA.gifExplore how the sites of Buffalo State Hospital, Greystone Park in Morris Plains, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.’s, St. Elizabeths are inspiring a new understanding of the influence and role of historic preservation on 19th Century Kirkbride Hospitals. Hear about the history of the Kirkbride Plan and of St. Elizabeths from Sarah Leavitt, curator of the National Building Museum’s exhibition Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017. Andrea Janusz, RA, Lord Aeck Sargent, Monica Pellegrino-Faix, executive director, The Richardson Olmsted Complex, and Nathaniel C. Guest, Esq., executive director, Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, examine the challenges and successes of these adaptive reuse plans and the impact of public support on their outcomes.  This program complements the Museum’s exhibition Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017.

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH HSW (LA CES)

$12 Museum  | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

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The Center Building, South Entry. Rendering courtesy of General Services Administration.  

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