The University’s buildings are at the heart of the architectural heritage for which the city of Edinburgh is famous.
For those who have studied at the University and spent time moving among its buildings, both ancient and modern, the impact on the city’s environment and skyline is clear. Recent and planned major refurbishments, as well as investment in new construction projects, reflect the University’s ambitious approach to its estate as the needs of students and staff evolve. The photographs on these pages focus on the aesthetic richness of the Central Area campus, casting familiar locations in a new light and taking an unexpected perspective on more recent additions.
Architectural History Book
The University is working with Historic Scotland to produce a book showcasing the finest buildings across the University’s campuses, spanning its entire history. The book will include the stories behind the buildings and the people who use them. It is due to be published in 2016.