May 9, 2017 National Building Museum - Kirkbride Hospitals

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Panel: Restoring and Reusing Kirkbride's Mental Health Hospitals

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30–8 pm

Explore how the sites of Buffalo State Hospital, Greystone Park, and St. Elizabeths are inspiring a new understanding of the influence and role of historic preservation of 19th Century Kirkbride Hospitals. Learn from panelists as they examine the challenges of reuse, analyze successful adaptive reuse plans, the impact of public support, and discuss the concept of “success” at sites dealing with negative stigma.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)