Research on health in architecture is a growing field that inherently is interdisciplinary, drawing on knowledge from medicine, nursing, gerontology, architecture and environmental psychology in order to understand the complex interaction between healthcare and architecture. How does architecture support the practices of healthcare? How does architecture impact the wellbeing of patients and staff? And can architecture enhance physical activity? These are some of the issues that are discussed at the ARCH17 conference on architecture, research, care and health held in April 2017 in Copenhagen. The academic papers presented at the conference are published in these proceedings.