ACP participates in IUHPE Conference in Curitiba


ACP to design Music School!


ACP to work in the Atlas Mountains


ACP is very pleased to announced that it won two competitions for small, community projects in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. The first project is a petanque sport field with a cafe in the village of Timaghdit. The second project is the design of the central plaza and center of the village of Tigrigra. ACP […]

Chaouni to lecture @ UofT Science Literacy Week


Chaouni will take part in a panel on Sustainability and energy, moderated by Ivan Semeniuk, Science Reporter at The Globe & Mail. Other panelists are:  Ravi Seethapathy, Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering David Zingg, Professor and Director, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Brandon Sutherland, PhD Student in The Sargent Group, Electrical and Computer Engineering Ron […]

ACP wins Sefrou Corridor competition


ACP wins Single Mothers Shelter competition


ACP to design exhibition hall


ACP competition entry was selected by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture for the transformation of a vacant space into an exhibition hall, located in the center of the city of Ifrane, a town nestled in the Middle Atlas mountains at 1,665 m in elevation. The exhibition will showcase local crafts and produce to visitors. ACP’s entry proposes to keep […]

Chaouni participates in New Cities Summit


Chaouni receives a Tizi Espoir Award


Chaouni was selected by the Tarek Ibnou Ziyad Initiative at the Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publiques, Morocco’s top Engineering School, to receive a Tizi Espoir Award. The award recognizes each year 20 Moroccans under 40 who are trailblazers in their respective fields. Photo credit: Mamoun Chaouni

Chaouni interview in “Designed for the Future”


ACP wins Cultural Center competition!


ACP won the competition for the Cultural Center in the town of El Menzel, Morocco. The socio-cultural center is located within the grounds of the El Menzel agriculture school. The center will offer leisure spaces, a multipurpose room and a prayer hall to students. More information on the project to follow soon. ACP team: Lamiss […]

ACP wins sport hall competition


Chaouni lectures at City Debates 2015


Out of Water by Margolis and Chaouni is out!


Euro Med Competition finalist entry unveiled


ACP installation + projects @ Sharjah


Aziza Chaouni promoted to Associate Professor


Aziza Chaouni was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Aziza is thrilled to become part of the tenured faculty at Daniels and thanks her colleagues for their unwavering support. To many more years of teaching, research and more in Toronto…

ACP to design bio-climatic high school


ACP shortlisted for Maison de l’Architecture


ACP was shortlisted to participate in the phase 2 of the Maison de l’Architecture competition, launched by the developers Chaima Groupe and KLK. The competition was limited to architects below 40 years old. ACP teamed up with Clement Blanchet Architecture (Paris). ACP also collaborated with D/W Works (landscape), Transsolar Paris (sustainability) and LUSEO Maroc (MEP).   […]

Chaouni’s interview of Azagury in JAE


Aziza Chaouni was selected to contribute to the issue of the Journal of Architectural Education on Building New Africa. She presented for the first time an interview of the late Moroccan architect Elie Azagury she recorded in 2007. Azagury was the first licensed Moroccan architect and a member of group GAMMA, the Moroccan branch of […]

ACP in Venice Biennale


ACP was invited by the curator of the Moroccan Pavilion Tarik Oualalou to participate in the Venice Biennial 2014. Aziza Chaouni’s essay on the Fez Medina as well as work from ACP will be published in the catalogue of the Moroccan Pavilion.    

Regada project almost complete!


Chaouni lectures at the CCA Montreal


Chaouni lectures at TED!


As a TED fellow 2014, Aziza Chaouni presented at the TED conference in Vancouver her work in Fez. She discussed her design methodology that integrates architecture with landscape, ecology and sociology-economic development. Chaouni showcased the Fez River Rehabilitation Project, that she developed with Takako Tajima, her previous partner at Bureau E.A.S.T. Aziza thanks the whole […]

Chaouni @ Aga Khan Program symposium


Social housing Eco R+2 almost done!


ACP’s social housing project Eco R+2 is almost done! The water collection system and playground using recycled tires are the next step. More photos will come soon as part of our website’s new photo gallery feature.

Chaouni @ Hands on Urbanism Symposium


The symposium “Hands-On Urbanism. How to Make a Difference” brings together activists, architects, artists and landscape planners. In times of crises, austerity measures, and increasing spatial and social injustice, new alignments have to be forged. This different history of urban transformation and the city raises pressing questions about the responsibility of architects and planners and […]

ACP commissioned landscape project in SA


ACP has been selected to develop a landscape project for an arid palm grove located outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site will be used as an outdoors leisure ground for families. ACP is very excited to collaborate on this project with Alyssa and Jan from AA! Photo of the site outside Riyadh by Jan […]

ACP @ Arab Contemporary Exhibition


Aziza Chaouni is named a TED2014 Fellow


Chaouni lectures at Kansas University


Aziza Chaouni was invited to be part of the Fall public lecture series at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Kansas. She lectured on the theme of productive uncertainty in design, and illustrated her argument by few of her completed and ongoing projects in Morocco and Jordan. Aziza thanks Farhan Karim and […]

ACP at the Guggenheim’s Participatory City Exhibition


ACP to rehabilitate the Qarawiyine Library!


Chaouni moderator @ the C&C Symposium


Apple farm lookout under construction


Construction of the Regada look out pavilion has started! Facing a large water reservoir, the Regada apple farm is located amid a beautiful protected oak forest, near the town of Immouzer. The main challenge of the project was to place a pavilion on top of a pre-existing, nondescript water treatment facility building. We used two […]

Aziza Chaouni Projects among PID 100 Global list!


Eco R+2 housing prototype nearing completion


In the village of Ain Taoujtate, set amid beautiful agricultural landscapes and olive groves, the affordable eco-housing project we were commissioned in September 2012 is nearing completion!  The two story, 6 units building is a prototype for sustainable, affordable housing in Morocco. Unlike most social housing buildings in Morocco, our project incorporates several simple, yet […]

‘Multiflex’ for Association Esprit de Fez opens!


Aziza Chaouni will chair a session topic @ ACSA 2014


Crossing Borders exhibition opens @ Daniels


ACP & ADF kick start Dar El Amal in the city of Berkane!


Aziza Chaouni (ACP) shakes hands with Elise Vanweydeveldt (ADF) in Fez, to officially mark the start of the Dar el Amal project The NGO ‘Association du Docteur Fatiha’ (ADF) wishes to build an innovative center dedicated to a green and social economy. To fund a part of the project, ADF launched a big crowd-funding campaign. Named […]

Opening of Monforte on Wellington!


ACP organises AA lecture in ENA Marrakech


We are pleased to announce the lecture of Atelier Anonymous (AA) in ENA Marrakech, on Monday January 21st at 4:00 PM. A landscape architecture firm, AA is working with us on projects and competitions. We are looking forward to more exciting collaborations with AA! The lecture of AA in Marrakech is part of our new […]

ACP to design Cafe Litérraire in Fez


We are very excited to announce our first commissioned project in 2013: a Café Litérraire for the NGO Association Esprit de Fez. The Café is located inside Dar Tazi, a beautiful complex of 12th century houses organized around a garden, situated near the Batha plaza. The Association Esprit the Fez is led by the prominent Sufi […]

Chaouni & Lassance awarded LACREG grant


Aziza Chaouni and her colleague Guilherme Lassance from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro were recently awarded a 2012 IDRC Canada-Latin America and Caribbean Research Exchange Grant (LACREG). This funding will allow Chaouni and Lassance to lead a comparative study of Rouge Park in Toronto and Guaratiba in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their research […]

ACP to work with ADF on green hub!


We are very excited to announce our collaboration with the NGO ADF (Association du Docteur Fatiha) in Berkane, a town located in the North of Morocco. Created in 2008 ADF seeks to protect the environment while improving the socio-economic conditions of rural women. ACP will be collaborating with ADF to design a hub for green […]

Aziza Chaouni presents @ TEDx Toronto


On Saturday, November 17, Associate Professor Aziza Chaouni will present a TEDxYouth@Toronto Talk at the Ontario Science Centre. To view the promotional video for her talk, go to: TEDxYouth@Toronto 2012:This year’s theme focuses on the evolution of our society, as well as the revolutionary ideas, visionaries and movements that have made the world a better place. TEDxYouth@Toronto […]

Aziza Chaouni lectures @ the Science Center


ACP @ Venice Biennale Archrival project


Chaouni lectures @ Mesopolis workshop


Playground Workshop in Yarmouk, Jordan


Aziza Chaouni leads workshop in Jordan


Aziza Chaouni completed a two-week research workshop in Jordan with researchers Nicholas Roland and Mani Tabrizi, two students in the Daniels Faculty’s Master of Architecture program. Sponsored by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, the study took students to the Shoubak region north of Petra where they worked on an ecotourism scheme for the High […]

ACP @ Aesthetics / Anesthetics at the Storefront, NYC


Aziza Chaouni talks about Life in 2027


A. Chaouni’s presents @ the African Perspective conference


Aziza Chaouni named one of the Toronto Star


A. Chaouni @ Harvard African Development Conference


This past weekend, Aziza Chaouni gave a presentation on her work in Morocco at the Harvard African Development Conference. Chaouni was joined by her partner Takako Tajima, co-founder of Bureau E.A.S.T. Their joint presentation was part of the panel Architectural Identity and Social Practices. The theme for this year’s conference was “Rethinking development in Africa.” […]

Aziza Chaouni and Liat Margolis @ Canada Water Week


Aziza Chaouni lectures @ Harvard


Lecture by Aziza Chaouni at EPFL