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Ilze Miķelsone

Ilze Miķelsone

Dr. arch.
Postdoctoral Researcher

Re-use component, resilience and circular economy in architecture

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Short Bio:

Ilze Miķelsone is a practicing architect since 2000, working on projects for private, industrial and public buildings.

Ilze's academic interests are related to architecture practice based on specific values. Ilze has studied value systems in architecture and the ways they are supported by institutional systems. Since 2012 writes publications and has participated in reports at local and international conferences on value orientation analysis in architectural practice processes. Conducted practical research on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (2017) and was the editor of the brochure «Latvian Architectural Policy 2020» (2019).

In 2019 Ilze obtained a doctoral degree with a doctoral thesis «Value System in Architectural Practice». Currently, Ilze continues to participate in conferences, conducts and reviews future bachelor's and master's theses, gives lectures, documents the context of the building culture (Baukultur) in the daily processes of creating architecture, creates content and interviews interesting personalities in the field.

Research projects:

  • Project «Digital Tours of Architecture»., VKKF, Latvian Union of Architects, author and team player, Dec. 2021 - Feb. 2022
  • Project «Architect and construction culture. Master classes»., VKKF, Latvian Union of Architects, author and team player, Oct. - Dec. 2020


Doctoral Thesis, RTU Department of Architectural Design. Defended on October 30, 2019. Head Professor Dr. arch. Sandra Treija; Scientific advisor Professor Dr. habil. arch. Jānis Krastiņš.

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