Maija Viksne


Rather than being driven by desire to specialise in one singular sector, my work is underpinned by a strong belief in the principles of circular economy, ecology and sustainable low-tech construction techniques. My practice draws on the specifics of site, history, culture, climate and construction traditions to create projects firmly rooted in their place. Amongst practice's interests lie a concern for the representational and emotional effect that architecture can have through its physical presence, materiality and through tectonic expression.

Academic responsibilities

Studio tutor


  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Part I)
  • Professional Diploma in Architecture (Part II)
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture (Part III)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (FHEA)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught