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

The conference of the Society of Architectural Historians will be held in Glasgow, and ESALA is a formal event partner.

We talk to the Civic Soup collective about their recent Festival of Creative Learning event.

The three-year Heritage Lottery-funded project has digitised over 4,000 historic images taken in the 1980s and is now making them publicly available as part of the Tower Block-UK Slide Archive.

The IF_DO team's design was chosen to form a temporary structure to host a series of events as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Dr Penny Travlou talks to us about her management role in the ‘From Sharing to Caring’ COST Action.

ECA's diversity and partnerships with European Universities has brought together GRAFT, an exciting group of alumni contributing to the artistic life of the city.

Announcing the details of the 14 ESALA Research Seminars scheduled for Semester Two.

Announcing the details of the five AHT seminars scheduled for this semester.

Patricia Macdonald and Angus Macdonald exhibit at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Architecture student, Ruth Hamilton, talks to us about her customisable design.

Upcoming Architecture & Landscape Architecture events

14 Jun 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
Updates in Architectural Management course 2017
Hunter Lecture Theatre
Hunter Building