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.
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.