Architecture & Landscape Architecture

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) combines the sense of enquiry and experimentation of Edinburgh College of Art with the rigour and international profile of the University of Edinburgh. ESALA is a large and diverse school with a significant international reputation that welcomes students and academic collaborations in a global domain. At the same time, it is a school deeply rooted in its Edinburgh context.

As part of the University of Edinburgh, we put academic research and design enquiry at the heart of our activities to ensure that our learning and teaching is constantly informed by new ideas and enquiry. We are outward looking and collaborate with institutions on an international stage. We also have close local collaborations with the School of Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University that capitalise on their complementary expertise. ESALA has secured an Athena SWAN bronze award for our continuing activities in improving our culture of equality and diversity.

We offer professional degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, which are informed by a culture of understanding and transforming context, of craft and making and producing graduates with a well formed range of skills and experience. We host centres of excellence in Architectural History and Digital Media and Design.

We are part of Edinburgh College of Art within the University. Here we participate fully in the creative and experimental environment in our partner disciplines and continue to grow and develop cross disciplinary collaborations and learning opportunities.

Architecture & Landscape Architecture news

The IF_DO team's design was chosen to form a temporary structure to host a series of events as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Dr Penny Travlou talks to us about her management role in the ‘From Sharing to Caring’ COST Action.

ECA's diversity and partnerships with European Universities has brought together GRAFT, an exciting group of alumni contributing to the artistic life of the city.

Announcing the details of the 14 ESALA Research Seminars scheduled for Semester Two.

Announcing the details of the five AHT seminars scheduled for this semester.

Patricia Macdonald and Angus Macdonald exhibit at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Architecture student, Ruth Hamilton, talks to us about her customisable design.

Two alumni were selected in the Student Dissertation and Student Portfolio categories.

Students and staff from the MArch programme visited Japan in October.

The exhibition is based on research by Prof Fiona McLachlan, the Professor of Architectural Practice at ECA.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

13 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017
Medellin: A model for future cities?
10:00 to 17:00
Matthew Gallery
Minto House
28 Feb 2017
AHT seminar: Alex Bremner
17:15 to 18:30
Room 4.18, Minto House
20 Chambers Street
28 Feb 2017
Introductory discussion for 2016/17 Part 3 examination
Minto House (Elliott Room)
20-22 Chambers Street
14 Mar 2017
AHT Seminar: Anthony Geraghty
17:15 to 18:30
Room 4.18, Minto House
20 Chambers Street