Christina Godiksen

AA Dipl, MAA Danish Arkitekt

Lecturer in Architecture


  • Y2 & Y3 coordinator and architectural design module leader
  • UG Admissions lead coordinator


Christina is currently working on design projects along side teaching. Her experience lies primarily with the human scale of urban architectural development and she was recently invited to join an urban design review panel for the city of Los Angeles.

In the past Christina has worked as the project architect on several significant projects of which The Armed Forces Memorial is perhaps the most noticeable as well as the Worthing Seafront Regeneration: Splash Point.

Christina trained at the Architectural Association and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and is a registered Danish architect (MAA).

Teaching interests:

Cultural Geometries is a design studio, which explores architectural potential in urban areas undergoing or awaiting development.

The design focus is investigating creatively the cultural relevance of architecture, through testing spatial opportunities across cultural, economic and physical scales.

The studio uses direct engagement and making at 1:1 and film as key design instruments and benefits from on going collaboration with Marble Quarries and Amorim Cork Factory.

Research interests

Architectural research

Christina is currently leading a design collaboration (residency) exploring the architectural potential of waste marble and redundant marble landscapes. The work is collaborating across disciplines through practice based experiments.

Furthermore Christina is also researching comparatively methods in current urban practice for reviewing architectural design value, which is a natural continuation of her work with urban development here and abroad.

Educational research

Cohort diversity and architectural design teaching methodologies

Selected publications

  • Book article: Godiksen,C & Petersen,J,W. 2011. Burqa Spotting. Mokum. Published by Archis
  • Conference paper: Godiksen,C & Silvestre, B. 2012. Reality as instrument in the broadness and depth of architectural practice. Live Projects Symposium 2012

Current areas of supervision and teaching

Experience of teaching and running design studios at both postgraduate and undergraduate degree level.

Currently running an undergraduate design unit, teaching 2nd and 3rd year architecture.

Also teaching cultural context & supervising dissertation


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP