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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 AGM

AfH AGM

AfH AGM 2017 23 Feb 6-9pm at RIBA
A short AGM Business Meeting including an announcement about the Draeger VisMed Roundtable for Visionary Medical Workplaces.

Followed by the Phil Gusack Talk – Our speaker this year will be Dr Patricia Oakley Director of Practices Made Perfect Ltd with a presentation on – “Do we need a new asset class? Will integrated care centres do the trick?
To book your place…

THE EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2017 11-14 June 2017
EHD 2017
VISIONING THE FUTURE: DESIGNING FOR CHANGE IN PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS

Organised by Architects for Health with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange
The European Healthcare Design Awards 2017 – Enter online now. Deadline for submissions 23 February 2017.
To book your place at the Conference register here. There is a £50 + VAT discount for AfH members and the ‘Early bird rate’ is available until 19 April 2017.
For more information…

Student Design Awards 2017

Student Design AwardsThe AfH Student Design Awards challenge students of architecture and design to explore innovative and compassionate design for health and social care settings. The 2017 Student Design Awards will be launched shortly. For a brief outline of the Students Awards programme for 2017 please download this PDF
For the list of all the 2016 winners…

Previous events

AfH stand at IHEEM

AfH stand at IHEEM

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.
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…