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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.
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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.

Student Design Awards

PROGRAMME UPDATE 2016

Awards

Deadline for entry submission is 28 April
THE EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN AWARDS 2016
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

Upcoming events

EXTENDED CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS – THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2016
BARCELONA STUDY VISIT – 28/29 April
Join us for 2 days to review and tour recent hospital projects in and around Barcelona. This event is open to members of Architects for Health only.
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29 April
BIG MEET 5 – National Conference on Design Review
Place Alliance are pleased to announce that the “BIG MEET 5 – National Conference on Design Review – Better Process, Better Outcome” will take place at UCL Main Quad Pavilion.
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17-18 May
EXTENDED DEADLINE 21 APRIL
DiMHN CONFERENCE
We are delighted to announce that, for the first time, we will be staging an exhibition of AfH member’s projects at the DiMHN Conference in May 2016.
We invite you to submit your recent mental health projects for display on our stand.
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25 May
TOUR OF GUYS CANCER CENTRE
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14 June
Wellcome Library Arts and Health Seminar + The Mike White Memorial Lecture
RSVP to Tracy Tillotson by Friday 29 April
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27-28 June at the RCP
EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2016
VANGUARDS OF CHANGE
CO-DESIGNING SERVICES AND SETTINGS TO IMPROVE QUALITY AND ACCESS

Can the combination of compassion, science, technology and innovation transform healthcare services and systems across Europe? Join us and let’s find out!
Be inspired in an interdisciplinary forum with policy advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, at the European Healthcare Design Congress, organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange.
The registration for the Congress is now open – and as an Architects for Health member, you can benefit and save up to £180 if you register before the Early Bird Discount that ends on May 6th.
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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.
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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