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

Announcing the details of the five AHT Seminars scheduled for the first semester of 2015 - 2016.

Introducing young people to architectural design, in collaboration with ACES and London’s Serpentine Galleries.

IB Tauris publishes 12 critical essays by our Forbes Chair in Architecture.

The landscape architect tells us about landing her dream job in Chile.

A global outlook on architecture from one of three ECA winners of a 2014 RSA John Kinross Scholarship.

Category wins and commendations for Jordan McCrae and Robert Hebblethwaite.

Fun and games as architect volunteers participate in a design and build project with local children.

A guide to the research interests and projects of our Professor of Architectural Practice

New book edited by ECA Chancellor's Fellow Dr Alistair Fair published in July 2015 by Ashgate

Introducing a new book and exhibition by our Professor of Architectural Practice, in collaboration with Haus der Farbe.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

06 Oct 2015
AHT Seminar: Dr Hannah Malone, University of Cambridge
17:15 to 19:00
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street
20 Oct 2015
AHT Seminar: Dr Robin Schuldenfrei, Courtauld Institute of Art
17:15 to 19:00
Minto House, 4.18 (in the Maltings)
20 Chambers Street
28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015
The Contracts Game 2015
9:00 to 17:00
Adam House (3rd Floor)
3 Chambers Street
30 Oct 2015
The Simpson Lecture 2015/2016 – Professor Barry Bergdoll
Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
Edinburgh College of Art
03 Nov 2015
AHT Seminar: Prof Barry Bergdoll, Simpson Visiting Professor and Columbia University
17:15 to 19:00
Adam House Basement Lecture Theatre
3 Chambers Street