Our campus in Lyon
ESAIL was founded in 1984 by Jean Cottin, a registered architect (DPLG) and a former student of noted architect and city planner Tony Garnier. Its first home was the former Vaise fort, in Lyon. To accommodate the steady rise in enrolment, the school was moved in 2004 to its current home at 7-9 rue Jean Marie Leclair, in Lyon’s 9th district. The main building houses 17 higher-education establishments that share its facilities:
In addition to the building’s many computer labs, ESAIL students have their own computer lab.
Freely accessible outside of normal class times, the lab has workstations that run CADD software (AutoCAD, Allplan, Artlantis, Photoshop, Cinema4D) and a colour printer (A4, A3, and A2 size documents).
The lab also has Internet access and each student is provided with their own email address.