We encourage students of the Parlour community to take the Wellbeing of Architects: Student Survey. Tell the research team about your experience of wellbeing whilst studying architecture to support the development of new tools and resources.

Parlour is pleased to be involved in the research-based advocacy project Wellbeing of Architects: culture, identity + practice. This survey is the counterpart to one for architecture practitioners released in July, which had widespread take-up, with over 2300 responses nationally. Now, we need YOU! To tell us about your wellbeing while studying architecture.

  • Do you think that studying architecture has affected your wellbeing?
  • If so, has it been for better or worse?  How and in what ways?
  • What could be done to improve wellbeing for all?

These are some of the questions we are exploring in a major, three-year Australian Research Council funded project.

Building on excellent previous surveys run by SONA, the Student Organised Network for Architecture, the research team is are 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 our 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.

But we need you to take part, share your experiences, and give us your thoughts!

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!

The survey closes on September 22, 2021.

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).