Daily Archives: August 13, 2023

Transforming Memory: An Adaptive Reuse Studio for Three Kirkbride Plan Hospitals

 Part One  The Costs of Forgetting When considering the futures of the 36 remaining Kirkbride Plan hospitals for the mentally ill, it may be tempting to argue that structures with such disturbing histories should be demolished “out of respect for the former patients.” On one level this reaction is understandable. Although awe-inspiring, these are buildings