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.

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This innovative online programme explores the complex relationship between visual or sonic design and digital media.

A programme that examines the relationships between people and the landscapes they inhabit.

An exciting new cross-disciplinary programme taking an innovative approach to understanding different physical materials.

This programme offers students advanced training in the methodological, theoretical, and historiographical aspects of architecture.

The programme offers advanced study and supervised individual research towards a one year Masters degree.

The PhD thesis is an original, significant, and creative contribution to knowledge in visual and cultural studies.

This programme is delivered jointly by Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art through Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Architecture is the study of the built environment. It is a celebration of our cultural inheritance and a statement of our cultural ambitions.

Our MA in Architectural History places the history of architecture and fine art within the context of urbanism and the cultural history of cities.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

01 Feb 2016 to 03 Apr 2016
Colour Strategies in Architecture
Glasgow Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
16 Feb 2016
Insurgent and Radical Forms of Dissent: Resisting the Olympic City
Evolution House, Room 2.13
78 West Port
23 Feb 2016
AHT Seminar: David Hemsoll, University of Birmingham
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street
23 Feb 2016
Agent Based Parametric Semiology
17:30 to 19:00
Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building
08 Mar 2016
AHT Seminar: Professor William Whyte, University of Oxford
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street