Brandon Training School: The Impact of Campus Planning on Interpersonal Relationships

At Brandon Training School, the dorm that a resident was placed in, based on evaluations by the administration, dictated their entire life. For "low grade" residents, they were placed in the back of the campus and largely ignored by the adminstration. But "high grade" residents deemed "trainable" or "eduacable" were housed right next to the school and the adminstration buildings. These dorm location choices contined to inforce the perception that some residents were more important, more worthwhile while others were not who the school wanted to be focued on. This exhbit will look at documents and photos from BTS and dive deep into how it the planning of the campus affected the interpersonal lives of residents.