The European School of Urbanism & Architecture is a new approach to architectural education addressing the most pressing challenges of European and global practice today.

Features of the programme:

  • The latest advances in best practice on sustainability and climate change
  • Integrated study of urbanism with architecture
  • Inter-disciplinary education
  • Immersive, project-based learning
  • Exchange studies across national boundaries
  • Emphasis on local and historical resources as a basis of sustainable economics
  • First-hand studies of local architectural, urban and cultural histories
  • The economic and cultural value of local identity and tradition
ESUA has developed a new five-year curriculum for architectural education, and is currently running a number of workshops and study tours to address key areas of the curriculum currently lacking in architectural education.

The long-term goal of ESUA is to establish a full European architectural education based on a network approach with international partner institutions.

Student Testimonials

"The knowledge we acquired during the workshop seems enormous to us. It has been a unique experience to participate in such a big scale (and real) project."

"The experience of the last five workshops has determined the way I see my education, the profession, the craft, the human values that are connected with skills and life…"

"For me the ESUA project has been the most exceptional experience of my architectural education."

Dr. Charles C. Bohl, External Evaluator

"The scope and pace of the ESUA project has been impressive: the completion of a research phase, the development of five test modules and conduct of five workshops in four different nations involving dozens of academics, practitioners and students in the course of two years is extraordinary. The ESUA team has proven itself extremely capable of moving rapidly from concept to reality."

ESUA News

  • Urban Regeneration starting from the built heritage in Campulung, Romania Between 10 of August and 20 of October 2011, the Câmpulung Municipality together with its partners, The Municipal Museum of Câmpulung and the Faculty of Architecture - “Politehnica” University of Timi ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2011, 1:27 AM by Marko Brasovan
  • Cuba Study Tour - Easter 2011 successfully completed 16. - 23. April 2011 ESUA successfully completed its annual study tour to Cuba. The tour was the fifth in row organized by Claus Zapffe and prof. Julio Cesar Hernandez Perez ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 4:50 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • ESUA conclusions presented at Harvard Kennedy School conference Besim Hakim presented key conclusions from the ESUA report on the curriculum model (including diagrams, etc.) at the Harvard Kennedy School conference in Arab urbanism and design education.
    Posted Apr 13, 2011, 4:35 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • ECHOE partnership meeting ESUA fas been participating through Moderno AS at a two days partnership meeting 31. March and 1. April in Alden Biesen in Belgium on the ECHOE - Education in Heritage, Outdoor ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2011, 6:56 AM by Claus Zapffe
  • Funding application submitted for ESUA-3 ESUA has through Moderno AS today submitted a funding application to the Norwegian National Agency of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union, under the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2011, 2:23 PM by Claus Zapffe
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Upcoming Events

  • Study tour to Cuba 2016 We will shortly announce 4 new tours to Cuba for 2016
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:21 PM by Claus Zapffe
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Past Events

  • "Living Castle" - cultural outdoor activities at the Hunyad Castle (For announcement in Romanian, see below)The „Living Castle” project brings an innovative concept to the Romanian cultural field, by changing the way the general public relates and reacts to ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:19 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • Cultural training course for heritage guides (in Romanian) În contextul în care la nivel european modul de raportare a publicului la obiectivul de patrimoniu și modul de interacțiune al acestuia cu obiectivul reprezintă o preocupare constantă, proiectul „A ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:24 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • Study Tour to Cuba - Spring 2014 ESUA - European School of Urbanism and Architecture hereby invites you to participate at our one.week study tour on Cuba 22 - 29 March 2014:AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:18 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • Study Tour to Cuba - Spring 2013 20 March - 1 April 2013 ESUA successfully completed a study tour to Cuba with a new extended tour programme. The tour was the 8th in row organized by Claus Zapffe ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:37 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • ECHOE Hunedoara Summer School The Romanian office of ESUA hosted on 3 - 8 September 2012 a one-week Summer School within the framework of the Education on Heritage and Outdoor Education Project (ECHOE) in ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2012, 11:47 AM by Claus Zapffe
  • Study Tour to Cuba - Spring 2012 31 March - 7 April 2012 ESUA successfully completed its second study tour to Cuba in 2011. The tour was the sixth in row organized by Claus Zapffe and prof. Julio ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 1:41 PM by Claus Zapffe
  • Heritage & Urban Regeneration Workshop in Campulung, Romania Between 10 of August and 20 of October 2011, the Câmpulung Municipality together with its partners, The Municipal Museum of Câmpulung and the Faculty of Architecture - “Politehnica” University of Timi ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2011, 1:37 AM by Claus Zapffe
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