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.

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…


The Final Programme has been announced here.
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

Previous events

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:

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.
More information


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