Maija Viksne


Rather than being driven by desire to specialise in one singular sector my work is underpinned by a strong belief in the creative design process. My long standing delight in craft and tradition has developed into a fascination for materials and construction techniques in a cultural context. Amongst my interests lie a concern for the representational and emotional effect that architecture can have through its physical presence, materiality and through tectonic expression. The principles of circular economy, ecology and social justice inform my design decisions. 

Academic responsibilities

Studio tutor


  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
  • Professional Diploma in Architecture
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught