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

Energy project to be included in New Energies publication

Go Abroad Fund gives Allison Palenske opportunity to investigate urban agriculture methods

Ludwig Hilberseimer’s Metropolisarchitecture reviewed by Jack Self

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

European award for ECA’s Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Porto conference.

Exhibition covers the work of the art, architecture and urbanism atelier founded by Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker.

Students on the MFA Art Space Nature programme have recently showcased work in the US.

Architecture, Landscape, Conservation, Colour, Play...

Introducing the MArch 2 2014/15 Modular Pathway Studio led by Dorian Wiszniewski.

Introducing the MArch 2 2014/15 Modular Pathway Studio led by Douglas Cruickshank.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

24 Oct 2014
ESALA Research Seminar Series: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Staff Common Room, Minto House
20-22 Chambers Street
28 Oct 2014 to 30 Oct 2014
The Contracts Game 2014
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
Lauriston Place
28 Oct 2014
Architectural History and Theory Seminar: Wilderness and tamed nature in Early Modern Scottish celebrations
Minto House, Postgraduate Common Room (2.66)
20 Chambers Street
31 Oct 2014
07 Nov 2014
ESALA Research Seminar Series: Colour and Contingency: Theory into Practice
Staff Common Room, Minto House
20-22 Chambers Street