Edinburgh University Student Architecture Society (EUSAS) Lectures


Wester Coates House, Zone Architects © Paul Zanre

Edinburgh University Student Architecture Society – EUSAS – is the student body for ESALA, the newly formed joint School of Architecture between the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh College of Art. Organised each year by an elected body of students, it runs a series of exhibitions and lectures that bring together both campuses in a friendly and sociable environment. The society is completely self-funded and sustained through sponsorship, membership fees and fundraising with all profits put back into the society for future events.

One of the main roles of EUSAS within the architecture school is the provision of the Friday night lecture series, held regularly in Minto House on Chambers Street where both local and international architects are invited to present their work. Typically, this is followed by an informal question and answer session and drinks, where further dialogue is encouraged. ­The lecture series is beneficial to students and professionals alike in providing insight into the work of a variety of architectural practices and thus aiding the development of a more sophisticated and grounded attitude within the design studio. Previous EUSAS lecturers include Reaich & Hall, Gareth Hoskins, DSDHA, Moxon, Peter Salter, Edward Cullinan, Benson & Forsyth, Gross Max, Charles Jencks, Konishi Gaffney, Bolles + Wilson, Ken Shuttleworth, Architects Sans Frontieres and Packman Lucas. These connections formed between the School and practices have proved fruitful for both parties.

View the EUSAS Lecture Series.