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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.

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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.

Events

THE EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2017
Call for Papers Launched 13 Oct 2016 Deadline 8 December 2016
EHD 2017
VISIONING THE FUTURE: DESIGNING FOR CHANGE IN PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS

The European Healthcare Design 2017 – Call for Papers – have now been launched. Organised by Architects for Health with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange.
For more information…

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…

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…

AfH AGM TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
Architects for Health were delighted to welcome David Powell 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

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