Architecture Students Self-Report Wellbeing Assessment Based On Quality Learning Environment in Design Studio

Keywords: Quality Learning Environment, Student’s wellbeing, Architectural design studio, Private universities ‎, Architecture education


Higher education students’ difficulties, especially students in architecture education lead students to health problems. The design studio is the heart of architecture education and students spent most of their time with staff. Students tend to do various activities in the studio such as demonstrating, model-making, drawing, and lecturing. Therefore, the learning environment in the studio should attract students to spend most of their time in the studio happily. This research focused on a mixed method to assess the relationship between students’ wellbeing and the quality learning environment in the design studio. The students’ self-report assessment for the wellbeing situation has been used that depends on students experience in the design studio. For this reason, architecture design studios at private universities in Erbil city have been selected as a case study. The statistical program SPSS has been used to test hypotheses and analyze data. The findings of this study represent the significant positive relationship between students’ wellbeing and the quality learning environment in the design studio. Furthermore, the study illustrates the significance of the quality learning environment in the design studio and its role in the development of the student’s wellbeing.


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Author Biographies

Ashti Y. Hussein, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, 44002, Erbil, ‎Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Ashti Yaseen Hussein got a B.Sc. degree in the Department of Architectural Engineering, Salahaddin University - Erbil. She is the M.Sc. candidate under the supervision of Associate Prof. Faris Ali Mustafa.  Her research interests are in architectural design, spatial configuration, space-soft qualities, Fuzzy Inference System (FIS), and the application of Fuzzy Logic for space assessment.

Faris A. Mustafa, Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University – Erbil, 44002, Erbil, ‎Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Faris Ali Mustafa works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Engineering, Salahaddin University - Erbil. PhD. in Architecture from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is a member of the Postgraduate Committee, teaching the subject of Design Studies and Research Methodology for MSc. Program. Dr Faris does research in Architectural Design, Interior Design, Building Performance and Functionality, Spatial Configuration and Functional Efficiency of Interior Spaces in Buildings and Facilities. His current project is '"Building performance assessment using post-occupancy evaluation".' His research and studies applying the theory of Space Syntax and its tools and techniques


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Hussein A, Mustafa F. Architecture Students Self-Report Wellbeing Assessment Based On Quality Learning Environment in Design Studio. cuesj [Internet]. 1Mar.2023 [cited 26Feb.2024];7(1):21-8. Available from:
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