Aziza Chaouni, practitioner and associate professor of architecture, University of Toronto

Aziza Chaouni is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Toronto and the founding principal of the design practice Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) with offices in Fez, Morocco and Toronto, Canada.

Chaouni’s practice, research and teaching focus on sustainable design and construction and collaborative design approaches in the global south. She is also interested in the integration of architecture and landscape, particularly through the implementation of sustainable technologies in arid climates. 

Chaouni’s design work has been recognised by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Award, Environmental Design Research Association Great Places Award; the American Society of Landscape Architects Design Awards, the ACSA Collaboration Award, and others. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally. 

Chaouni holds a masters of architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.