It’s almost been a year since “Are the Kids Alright? A Perspective of How Covid-19 is Affecting Architecture Students” was published. In order to better serve students during their time of need, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) released a survey in late-March 2020 to identify the primary concerns of architecture students at that time and how the health crisis had affected their outlook. Since these findings were published much has changed in architectural education and in the profession. We’re still worried about how the current global health situation is affecting our members and all students, and are releasing a second version of the survey. The AIAS aims to compare survey results after a year and to better understand how the concerns of architecture students have shifted in this past year.
If you are a current student please fill out this form in the coming weeks and share with your friends and Chapters!
While we compile the results, feel free to go back and take a look at the results of the first survey that added nuance and perspective as schools across the country began to close, faculty hastily shifted to teaching online, those with homes to go back to were sent away from campus, dorm rooms still full of furniture and personal items were abandoned, parents made more room for coexisting with their children, and we all began counting down and adding up the days in our new quarantine-like lifestyles. Link to the full May 2020 post here.
2020 Survey Results:
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