Aziza Chaouni

Assoc. Prof., Coordinator of the Designing Ecological Tourism Lab, Daniels School of Architecture Landscape and Design

AZIZA CHAOUNI is the principal of Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) based in Fez, Morocco and Toronto, Canada. Aziza was born and raised in Fez, Morocco. She is trained both as a structural engineer and as an architect, with 10 years working experience in Morocco, France, and the USA. Aziza graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University and with Distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to creating ACP, Aziza co-founded and ran Bureau E.A.S.T. with partner Takako Tajima. Her work has won several top design Awards and Recognitions including the Holcim Gold Award for Sustainable Construction in 2009, and has been published and exhibited widely. Aziza is also an Associate Professor at the Daniels School of Architecture Landscape and Design, where she leads the Designing Ecological Tourism lab. In 2007, Chaouni co-founded Docomomo Morocco in with the late Mohammed El Hariri. Chaouni has rehabilitated several heritage buildings, including the Qarawiyine library, the oldest library in the Middle East. She’s responsible for the Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex CMP, supported by KIM.