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

PhD candidate realises her dream of a new context for primary school learning and teaching.

The programme requires students to complete a total of 180 credit points in the course of an academic year.

Find out more about the staff who teach on this programme.

A list of talks, seminars, and exhibitions the Architectural History and Theory programme has organised or participated in.

Experts are creating a unique visual archive of every tower block in the UK to help restore high flats’ beleaguered reputation.

Applications have opened for Edinburgh College of Art’s first online masters degree which will launch in September.

Iain Boyd Whyte joins the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts.

Iñigo Basarrate González de Audikana’s essay comes runner-up in ARTES competition.

Architect, Antony C Wolffe, awarded City of Edinburgh medal after a 70 year wait.

A series of seminars taking place in the Postgraduate Common Room of Minto House.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

05 Mar 2015
Introductory discussion for 2014/15 Part 3 examination
Minto House (Elliot Room)
20-22 Chambers Street
10 Mar 2015
The Holiness of Beauty: George Frederick Bodley and the Aesthetic Movement
17:15 to 18:30
Minto House, Common Room
20 Chambers Street
11 Mar 2015
One Health - a public lecture by Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco
Hunter Building Lecture Theatre
Edinburgh College of Art
20 Mar 2015
Habitats for Happy Ageing
14:30 to 16:00
Reid Concert Hall
Reid School of Music
24 Mar 2015
The Creative City: It's War!
17:15 to 18:30
Minto House, Common Room
20 Chambers Street