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

National design bodies honour ECA student work.

Current and former students run a range of summer community events.

ECA in running for a RIBA President’s Award as part of multidisciplinary consortium.

Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies give work Honorable Mention

Can an outdoor classroom improve children’s learning?

Matluba Khan will discuss outdoor learning environments as part of EDRA45: New Orleans

Prof John Lee and colleagues present research in design pedagogy in China.

Art Space Nature exhibition at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute | 29th May 2014.

Award presented by Sophie Crocker, MArch student and one of the judging panel.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

15 Aug 2014
Masters Festival: ‘oOo’ by Cameron MacNair and Sonia Ali
18:30 to 18:45
Studio C26
Edinburgh College of Art Main Building
10 Sep 2014
Architecture - MArch Induction session
14:00 to 16:00
ECA Main Building - Lecture Theatre E22
Lauriston Place
11 Sep 2014
ESALA Postgraduate Welcome Event
10:00 to 12:00
ECA Main Building - Lecture Theatre E22
Lauriston Place
12 Sep 2014
MSc Sound Design & MSc Design and Digital Media - Meet & Greet
15:00 to 17:00
Atrium, Alison House, Nicolson Square
Nicolson Square