The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital: A Moral Achitecture


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Art and Art History


Bachelor's Degree

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This paper is the product of an assignment from Goucher’s architecture (art history) course that asked students to research a historic building in the Baltimore area. Being a psychology major, I was strongly drawn towards exploring the nearby Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, an institution that has been of extreme historical and medical importance for over a century. Still a nationally recognized example of excellent and unique mental health care, Sheppard Pratt’s legacy lives on mere miles from Goucher’s campus. I hope this paper provides readers with insight into how architecture impacts psychological well being and brings light to the universal importance of this relationship.