The Kirkbride Plan (2016)

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — Weston, West Virginia

Thomas Story Kirkbride developed his asylum design requirements based on a philosophy of Moral Treatment. The typical floor plan, with long rambling wings arranged en echelon (staggered, so each connected wing received sunlight and fresh air), was meant to promote privacy and comfort for patients, with the building form itself having a curative effect.

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More of my work can be seen here

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

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