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The aim of Architects for Health is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Find out who we are and view our sponsors.
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IHEEM 2014


This year’s Regional Event took place in the North West of England where we reviewed new proposals and buildings under construction for acute hospital, cancer and mental health services in and around Manchester and Liverpool
The three themes that stood out in all the presentations were

  • The relationship of health buildings to their immediate and neighbourhood context
  • Quality of design for all the people who use the health buildings
  • The relationship of the designer both to those who will use and also those who build the hospital

To read more view the presentations and see our sponsors


AfH Members Annual Exhibition and Design Awards 2014
Deadline extended to 15 August .
The exhibition of entries will be launched at IHEEM on 7th October with prizes awarded at a special reception near our Exhibition Stand. For the first time, we have introduced two categories of design awards: built and unbuilt.
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The New Phil Gusack Essay Prize with the RIBA Journal
Fancy writing something provocative about healthcare design?
Register your interest now and submit 2000 words by 1 September 2014.

Together with a generous monetary prize, the winner will have their essay published in full, within the RIBAJ and on the AfH website. Phil was a long time supporter of Architects for Health, and chief ‘agent provocteur’ during many lively debates. It is this essence of Phil, which we wish to be captured within the written submissions for this Inaugural Prize.
To register your interest email essayprize@architectsforhealth.com
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Nearly 50 of our members gathered in the consultants’ car park at Guys Hospital under the watchful gaze of Thomas Guy, former governor of St Thomas’s Hospital and patron of Guys Hospital. Once assembled the group was whisked away by Imogen Gray from Guys and St Thomas’ Charity which manages and organises art installations and development in the hospital group.
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AJ Architecture tomorrow- extended deadline 11 July
The exhibition will take place at MIPIM UK this October. This is the first time that this international client-based show has come to London, and the AJ has launched the Architecture Tomorrow idea in order to allow practices to show clients, both UK and overseas, their current range of work. In the first instance, all that’s needed are some images and a short text, which can be submitted (by category) electronically and is FREE OF CHARGE. If one of your projects is selected to be exhibited, there will be a charge of £1,500 to cover the cost of mounting the exhibition; for this you will also be included in a printed AJ supplement/catalogue, and featured on the AJ website along with a free pass to attend MIPIM UK.
Read more www.at.architectsjournal.co.uk

AfH Student Design Award 2014 Partners and Primary Sponsors:
Brookfield MULTIPLEX Guy's and St Thmas' LSBU