Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals; representations - drawings - plans

Designers: Youngbin Yim (urban planner)

Dates: constructed 1980

Building History

The urban planner Y.B. Yim worked on a new master plan for the Western State Hospital in 1980. This plan was described by her: "Western State Hospitalis is one of the two principal mental health hospitals operated by the State of Washington. Patient population had been steadily increasing but the facilities were unchanged. The purpose of the master planning study was to establish specific guidelines for the expansion and renovation of on-campus facilities. The study included evaluation of existing facilities to determine the adequacy of providing additional services required by the new patient load and preparation of a master plan for the three basic planning components: site and land use, service systems and utilities, and buildings and facilities." (See Kaprisin Design Group/Y.B. Yim with Akhimie and Kask, Incorporated and TAMS, Western Washington University Master Plan, [Seattle: Kasprisin Design Group/Y.B. Yim, 1986], n.p.)

PCAD id: 22970