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

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.

MSc students work alongside experts on restoring William Mainwaring Palin murals.

Advanced Sustainable Design graduate, Ernesto Valero Thomas, tells us about his paper on Sustainable Orientalism.

We talk to the team behind the shortlisted Strip Horizon scheme for a steep hillside on the Faroe Islands.

Matluba Khan will be working with Deveron Arts on children’s perception of the landscape.

Professor Richard Coyne’s latest book was developed from ideas he wrote about in his weekly blog

Cindy moved from Jiaxing to study a Masters degree in Advanced Sustainable Design at ECA.

The team report back from their landmark trip to Juuka in Finland where they worked on a record-breaking attempt to build a 35 metre ice bridge.

As well as first prize, ECA students received two honorable mentions.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

08 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016
Updates in Architectural Management course 2016
Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building
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