Architecture & Landscape Architecture

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) combines a sense of enquiry and experimentation of the 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

ESALA is pleased to announce the programme for this semester's Architectural History/Theory seminar series.

Join Professor John Lee (Programme Director) and Dr Denitsa Petrova (Tutor) for a live chat about the programme.

An inspiring series of 12 lunchtime talks; free and open to all.

Join Professor Remo Pedreschi, Programme Director, for a live chat about the programme.

Suzanne Ewing attends Vancouver ceremony to receive CELJ accolade.

The gap in the air festival is now half-way through its run, and the new year brings new events.

Emily Turner wins accolade from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

ESALA and EGIS are first in Scotland, and second in the UK, for research power in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning.

Alistair Fair discusses the history of Reading Civic Centre on BBC Berkshire

Alex Bremner's 'Imperial Gothic' wins William M. B. Berger Prize for British Art History 2014.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

27 Jan 2015 to 30 Jan 2015
Antony C Wolffe: Student Drawings 1938-44
10:00 to 16:00
Matthew Gallery
Minto House
30 Jan 2015
04 Feb 2015
Public lecture by Ichiro Kawachi: Social Capital and Health
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
Edinburgh College of Art
06 Feb 2015
Perry Kulper - Madness in the Methods
Common Room
Minto House
10 Feb 2015