10 reasons to become a member in 2016

You will enjoy

  • Excellent networking, socially and online with 4 free member events per year
  • Horizon scanning: talks and discussions with leading policy thinkers about future developments in such areas as clinical practice, policy and system transformation, impact of technology, innovation in design and construction
  • Study Tours and seminars to completed projects of note: recent venues have been in Cardiff and South Wales, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol and Bath.
  • Sharing ideas about good design and how to achieve success; meet clinicians, designers, architects, engineers, planners, artists and others engaged in the design of healthcare facilities.
  • Access and influence: change and development in policy and standards through our working groups
  • International best practice: Attend the European Healthcare Design Congress; once again AfH is partnering Salus to deliver an international event in London on the 27-28 June 2016
  • Knowledge transfer: AfH is partner with special interest groups such as the Design In Mental Health Network; obtain discounted registration for members and a chance to share good practice through networking.
  • Recognition of excellence: Exclusive entry to AfH Design Awards- this year again there will be two displays at major conferences in London and Manchester and continued fostering of design in schools of architecture through the exhibition of student projects.
  • Get CPD points: All AfH events are considered valid for accredited CPD for RIBA members
  • An unmissable opportunity to showcase your projects and ideas in a way that is entertaining and fun at our annual November 20X2 event

Join online now

  • Members are eligible for special AfH member discount rates to the European Healthcare Design Congress on 27 – 28 2016 June in London- not to be missed!
  • Submit your projects for the AfH Design Awards – details to follow.
  • Two free member events and two National Conferences still to come in 2016
  • Remember, only those who are registered with the online membership system will be sent communications
  • All criteria for the different membership categories can be found in Membership

20 x 2: 26/11/15

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. There is no prescribed format and content can be any topic with at least a passing nod to healthcare design and environments.

Attracting a sizeable audience which, thanks to NBBJs gracious hospitality, was keen to provide ad hoc interjections of support or otherwise, the evening heard a wide range of differing two-minute monologues with accompanying ubiquitous PowerPoints. Continue reading

IHEEM 2015 AfH Design Award Winner’s Presentations

The Architects for Health Design Awards are unique in that the winners are selected by a panel of fellow practitioners. Those designs selected for awards represent the best work in the field and expert recognition of quality and innovation. The awards, kindly sponsored by Vinci and Carillion, were made at the European Healthcare Design Congress; this event held at the Healthcare Estates Conference at the Manchester Central conference centre offered the winners an opportunity to showcase their projects. Continue reading

ARCHITECT URGENTLY NEEDED

Do you think you could do some voluntary work overseas?

Article-25, the UK’s leading architectural aid charity, is currently looking for architects who can help them with their work in Nepal. AfH has received the following request for assistance.

“Article 25 is recruiting an architect with an interest in healthcare design to work on a hospital in Nepal.
The work is important for the long term recovery of Nepal after the earthquakes of 2015.

The hospital, located near Kathmandu, provided essential emergency care after the earthquakes. However, the damage it suffered and the expanding workload placed on it require a site-wide reorganisation of the hospital’s buildings. Specific healthcare functions will require new buildings to provide improved facilities.

The volunteer architect will lead a site-wide Masterplan and the design of new buildings.

The ideal volunteer will be a qualified architect with significant work experience and a strong interest in healthcare design. The work will involve travel to Nepal.
The work will be based in Article 25’s London office and will be a full time volunteer position for approximately 6 months.

Anyone who would like some additional information can contact me by telephone on the number below.”

Robin Cross BA(Hons) DipArch ADPP
Managing Director, Article 25
Reg Charity No: 1112621
10th Floor, 1 Canada Square, London, E14 5AB
Tel: +44 (0)20 3197 9800

Please go to http://www.article-25.org for more information about the charity and all its work overseas.

Confused by the new technologies available for the Operating Theatre?

A new book entitled “Hybrid Operating Room with Angiography System” has been produced by Prof. em. Lueder F. Clausdorff, Architekt Innenarchitekt AKH.

“Hybrid Operating Room with Angiography System – Planning Guide” is now available in an English language version. It was first issued as a German publication in 2013 and following many requests from international colleagues this English version is now available as of August 2015 and makes possible the study and comparisons of developments in the operating theatre and use of Angiography Systems.

The key headings are as follows:-
1.0 Basics for Planning an Implementation,
2.0 Medical Engineering,
3.0 Structural Building Technology
4.0 Building Services
5.0 Typical Planning Examples
6.0 Cost of a Hybrid Operating Room

All details on the publication can be seen by downloading this PDF.

Or order the book from Amazon.de

“Everything is Design. Everything!” – Paul Rand

Everything is Design. Everything.
Architects for Health at the Design Council.
17th September 2015

As a writer, thinker, graphic designer and art director for some of the most memorable corporate organisations in the USA, Paul Rand (1914-1996) believed that design is embedded into every aspect of life – Everything is Design. Everything. Exploring this at the Design Council with five speakers from widely different backgrounds, Architects for Health was first given an insight into the design of the mind. Continue reading

David Alan Hutchison MBE, RIBA, BA [Hons. UCL]
1937-2015

David Alan Hutchison MBEDavid Hutchison, whose name and achievements will be familiar to many members of Architects for Health and other healthcare professionals, has died aged 78.

David was instrumental in establishing HLM’s significant portfolio and design reputation within the UK healthcare sector in particular, and became a charismatic mentor and role model for many of the talented young architects and designers who were employed by the Practice during the period of his leadership, and who have subsequently gone on to become respected healthcare architects in their own right. Continue reading