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

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

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.

Work from NORTH studio is currently on display in the Stormen cultural centre in Bodo.

"After the Railway" is part of a two-year project that has looks at a town on the cusp of change.

The George Simpson Landscape Architecture Prize winner now working at GROSS.MAX.

Fieldwork marks the half-way point of two-year, British Council funded project.

Miles Glendinning’s 'The Conservation Movement' wins Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

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
26 Oct 2016 to 27 Oct 2016
The Contracts Game 2016
9:00 to 17:00
Minto House
Chambers Street