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

Design Ideas Competition brings together students from Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Ella Bayne and Hedda Bjordal came runner-up in the 2015 Engineering Dissertation Poster competition

Announcing the details of the nine ESALA Research Seminars scheduled for the first semester of 2015 - 2016.

Phillippine Wright, a second year student, explains more the project.

A seminar series organised by postgraduate research students at ESALA.

The publication is the first scholarly reassessment of Freeman's intellectual contributions to British national life.

The work of Georgia Sofia Moustaka and Konstantinos Avramidis has been selected for the exhibition in Athens.

Claudia Evans (EUSAS) reports on the event and explains what else the society has in store this year.

Announcing the details of the five AHT Seminars scheduled for the first semester of 2015 - 2016.

Introducing young people to architectural design, in collaboration with ACES and London’s Serpentine Galleries.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

01 Dec 2015
AHT Seminar: Prof Christine Stevenson, Courtauld Institute of Art
15:15 to 19:00
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street
08 Mar 2016
ECA Chancellor's Fellows' Talks: Michelle Bastian
Evolution House (Boardroom, 5th floor)
78 West Port