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Our mission

Architects for Health (AfH) believes that the spaces of healthcare have an important effect on the well-being of patients, their friends and families, and that good design can positively influence patient outcomes.

We work to bring about well-designed and restorative health facilities, through enabling conditions for this change, both through our membership and with wider health institutions and communities.

By sharing ideas, experiences and examples, we are building knowledge networks that inform and support the future design of high-quality healthcare environments.
Find out more about us.

Join us!

AfH has a current membership of about 500 people who share our values across healthcare planning, design, and delivery. Become a member and get access to this expanding network.

Other benefits include early-bird access to events, information exchange and collaboration, CPD opportunities and support for ideas for AfH activities and projects.

Events

AfH EXHIBITION OF MEMBERS PROJECTS at IHEEM
We are inviting you to submit up to 3 project entries from your practice, reflecting your work from this year in pictures. The Deadline for submission is 12:00 GMT on 19 September 2016
For more information…

AfH at IHEEM 4-5 OCTOBER 2016
We are organising a theatre session in the exhibition hall featuring the winners of our EUHD Design Awards (organised jointly by AFH and Salus) – http://www.healthcare-estates.com/features-showcases/specification-area/
Entry to the exhibition is free (come and see us on Stand G8) and you can register as a visitor to gain free access to the CPD sessions.
For more information…

Student Design Awards 2016

The AfH Student Design Awards challenge students of architecture and design to explore innovative and compassionate design for health and social care settings.
For the list of all the winners…

Awards

THE EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN AWARDS 2016
The Final Programme has been announced here.
This year our AfH Design Awards will be organised with Salus as part of the European Healthcare Design Conference. This gives an opportunity to develop the programme to include 10 categories and to display the shortlisted entries at Congress in June.
For more information about the EHD Awards

Previous events

AfH AGM TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
Architects for Health were delighted to welcome David as guest speaker at the post-AGM presentation in February 2016. His experience and wisdom garnered over many years has most recently been applied to managing the design and construction of the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool – badged as the world’s first living hospital. To read more…
To view the presentation of the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital please visit:
http://www.slideshare.net/Architectsforhealth/alder-hey-presentation-at-riba-for-afh-agm-feb16

26/11/15
20×2
The annual light-hearted and high-speed exposition of all things healthcare was hosted by NBBJ London on 26th November 2015. A regular and popular feature of the Architects for Health programme, the headline refers to invitations to up to 20 members to present a topic of their choice for no more than 2 minutes.
More information

News

LGHN website goes live!
The exciting news that the Landscape, Gardens & Health Network website is now live. Please visit at www.lghn.org.uk