Environmental Design Research Association/ Places Journal, Great Places Award, Award Recipient

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 that advancse and disseminates “environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the inter-relationships of people with their built and natural surroundings toward creation and curation of environments responsive to human needs.”       


Year: 2009

Location: McLean, Virginia, USA

Aziza Chaouni: co-recipient with Takako Tajima

Project: “Resuscitating the Fez River: Procedures for New Public Spaces in the Medina of Fez”

Role in Project: co-principal in charge, project lead architect (Takako Tajima co-principal in charge and project lead landscape architect)

Selection Process: blind peer review

Jury Members: David Lake (Principal, Lake/Flato Architects), Elizabeth Macdonald (Professor of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley), Rahul Mehrotra (Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Lawrence Speck (Professor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin), and William Sullivan (Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)