Welcome to PreservationWorks, the national advocacy for Kirkbride asylums. PreservationWorks is a national network of asylum preservationists from all different walks of life, and from all areas of the country. We are as diverse as the buildings we hope to save – and as diverse as these buildings are, they served a common purpose, and so do we. We are a strong collective, but not as strong as we would be with your input. If you are like us, or would like to be part of this movement, feel free to drop us a line, and again welcome!!
Christian J. VanAntwerpen
President and Founder
PreservationWorks is an advocacy network committed to the preservation and adaptive reuse of the few remaining Kirkbride asylum buildings across the USA. Restoration of these irreplaceable buildings is commonsense and achievable, supporting economic and cultural growth in the communities they have proudly served. #PreservationWorks offers a central hub for data- and resource-sharing among groups committed to preserving their local Kirkbride.