The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)
Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)
Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) is renowned as one of the leading art colleges in Europe. It offers a range of programmes across art, design, architecture and landscape architecture at undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree levels. Due to the unique artistic and design context of the Art College, the landscape architectural programme at ECA has become respected for the creativity of its students and the teaching approach of staff. Studio-based design teaching is central to the school and individual student progression is supported through lively debate, discussion and critique. The school has established links to the landscape architectural and architectural professions in the UK, Europe and internationally and many of the staff are active practitioners, thus strongly contributing to the selection of projects which are ‘live’. The school consistently wins both the design and theory categories at the prestigious Landscape Institute Awards, evidencing its reputation as the leading centre of landscape architectural education in the UK. ECA brings a specific competence in facilitating collaboration with government, businesses and communities in Scotland. Projects developed within the School explore how knowledge could relate to how professional landscape architects interact with society in the future. This role is supported and enhanced by the expertise of the academic staff of the OpenSpace research centre (http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk/).