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

Pamphlet Architecture asked entrants to create solutions that would provide housing and community services to those displaced by war, political chaos, and the impact of climate change.

MSc Material Practice graduate Charlie Patterson has been working as a Graduate Studio Assistant in the ESALA workshops whilst pursuing various entrepreneurial activities since graduating in 2015.

Jonathan Lynn and Suzanne Priestley win the Urban Design award; Chiara Fingland, Sarah Comfort and Nick Green commended.

Laura graduated from the Architectural Design - MA (Hons) programme in 2010 and Architecture - (MArch) in 2012. She now works at Heatherwick Studio in London.

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

Announcing the details of the eight ESALA Research Seminars scheduled for Semester One.

Dr Zhuang will be returning to ECA to talk to students about careers in academia and will develop links with PG students.

Student and staff volunteers return to Dalmarnock to co-design and build a new pavilion.

Takahiro Iwasaki has been selected to be at the Japan Pavilion for the 57th annual international exhibition.

Matluba Khan’s outdoor classroom scoops the EDRA and PPS Place Design Award 2016.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

04 Oct 2016
Architectural History and Theory Seminar series: Florian Urban
17:15 to 18:30
Room 4.18, The Maltings
Minto House, 20 Chambers Street
11 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016
Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing
10:00 to 17:00
John McIntyre Conference Centre
Pollock Halls
18 Oct 2016
Architectural History and Theory Seminar series: Andres Kurg
17:15 to 18:30
Room 4.18, The Maltings
Minto House, 20 Chambers Street
26 Oct 2016 to 27 Oct 2016
The Contracts Game 2016
9:00 to 17:00
Minto House
Chambers Street
01 Nov 2016
Architectural History and Theory Seminar series: Iain Boyd Whyte
17:15 to 18:30
Room 4.18, The Maltings
20 Chambers Street