Student Survey: Wellbeing of Architects

8 September 2021

Improving mental wellbeing in practice is fundamental to the future of the profession. After the recent successful survey of practitioners in July, the Monash-led Wellbeing of Architects survey is now open for students. Please share this survey widely.

The ACA is proud to support the major research project Architectural Work Cultures: professional identity, education and wellbeing, and encourages all to participate in this important student survey.

Building on excellent previous surveys run by SONA, the Student Organised Network for Architecture, the research team is looking to gather the most reliable and comprehensive set of data ever collected about wellbeing amongst architecture students – across Australia, and over time. More information about the larger project can be found here.

The data collected from the survey will ultimately inform resources, toolkits and practical advice to help architectural practices and educational institutions to better support their people and create positive cultures.

Participation is entirely voluntary, anonymous and confidential. Completing the survey will take around 20-23 minutes – so grab a cup of tea and settle in to contribute to a better understanding of the experience of architecture students, and a contribution to greater wellbeing for all!

You can start the survey here.

The survey will remain open until 20 September.

The research is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and is being undertaken by Professor Naomi Stead, Professor Julie Wolfram Cox, Associate Professor Maryam Gusheh and Associate Professor Brian Cooper, at Monash University, and Dr Kirsten Orr, Registrar of the NSW Architects Registration Board. This research project has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID: 27252).

Image: SONA