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.

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

Thomas Aquilina’s Kampala: Mobile Economies makes Cinecity final 30

Architecture graduate tells us about his six month journey through Africa, funded by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship.

ESALA hosts networking event at UN-Habitat’s 7th World Urban Forum

Free lectures by Alan Short (31st March) & Carlos Arroyo (1st April)

Tiago's research has led him to present papers in different international conferences, to organise and host some public events (conferences and symposia) and to take part in strategic research clusters.

We are delighted to announce that postgraduate Architecture student, Shaun MacLeod, is the recipient of this year’s ESALA Scholarship for Tog Studio.

Professor Terry Hartig, a leading expert in restorative environments, has spent a day with the OPENspace research centre in ESALA.

Lecture by ESALA visiting professor Peter Wilson now available to watch on ECA's Vimeo Channel.

Twenty students spent a day with staff in East Kilbride and Glasgow during Innovative Learning Week 2014.

Winners take first prize of €5,000 in architectural competition Kozani x4.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

26 Mar 2014 to 07 May 2014
"Landscape in Cinema" film screening series
18:00 to 19:30
Main Lecture Theatre, ECA
Lauriston Place
22 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
Dwelling in the Moorlands: exhibition
17:00 to 20:00
Tent Gallery
Evolution House