A quarter of architecture students experience psychological problems

on Thursday, February 18, 2021

 The study confirmed that architecture students are more susceptible to increased stress and mental health disorders than others. 26% of respondents have already sought help from professionals, the same number intend to get counseling for their mental state in the future.

Studying at night remains a major problem. At some point in their studies, 91% of students worked on projects at night. Of those, nearly a third (29%) do so on a regular basis, and 46% stay up before turning in.

Professionals interviewed by the publication note that many faculty members intentionally promote a culture of "working on a project all night." From encouraging individual students to making rooms available 24 hours a day and placing couches and sleeping bags in them.

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Despite all the problems 77% of students after their studies intend to work as architects (and this percentage increased by three points during the year), although for 60% of respondents the existing system of education seems too long (in the UK the full course is 7 years).

* The World Health Organization defines "mental health" as "a state of well-being in which a person realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and can contribute to his or her community.