Aziza Chaouni Projects is an award-winning design office based in Toronto, Canada and Fez, Morocco. We are a multi-disciplinary team of architects, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, graphic designers, and visual artists who love to craft unique strategies for every project.
Our projects have been featured in the New York Times, Domus, Designboom, and even a TED Talk!
At the heart of our work is the integration of users and stakeholders throughout the design process. We are also committed to researching and making resilient and environmentally-sensitive designs, buildings, neighborhoods and cities.
Our client list is long and varied; including institutions, governments, and individuals. Our institutional clients have included Save the Children, the Storefront for Art + Architecture (NYC), the City of Nouméa, OCP Group, CDG Foundation, the Royal Society of Conservation of Nature and many more...
We often rely on grants and external funding to conduct research and run community co-design workshops. If you'd like to support us, please visit our shop!
Holcim Global Award for Sustainable Construction (2009)
Progressive Architecture Award (2007)
Getty Keeping it Modern Grant (2020)
Getty Keeping it Modern Grant (2017)
Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (2016)
Meet our Team
Aziza Chaouni, Founding Principal
Aziza was born and raised in Fez, Morocco. She is trained both as a structural engineer and as an architect, with 14 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 with here previous office with partner Takako Tajima, Bureau E.A.S.T, and with Aziza Chaouni Projects 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. She is a member of the scientific committee of ICOMOS isc20c.
Aziza Chaouni, Founding Principal
Dana Salama, Architectural Designer
Dana is a Designer and Researcher who grew up in Toronto. Dana completed her Master of Architecture at the University of British Columbia where she won the Abraham Rogatnick Book Prize and was nominated for a Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence. Dana's previous experience includes several firms in Toronto and Vancouver which focused on exhibition design, public housing, and single-family residential projects. During her time at ACP, Dana has worked on Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Station revitalization, Joudour Sahar Cultural Center, Design Your Dream School Sierra Leone, the CICES Complex, and others. Dana enjoys working at a variety of scales--from publication and furniture design, to master planning and large-scale curatorial work.
Bassima Jazouli, Visualization Artist
Bassima is an architectural technician with more than 18 years experience working in Fez. Bassima has been responsible for overseeing all phases of projects including design development, construction drawings, and construction administration. These projects include: 48 villas CDG and affordable housing projects in Fez. Bassima is also very knowledgeable about building codes and administrative permitting procedures at the Agence Urbaine of Fez. She has followed 22 projects through their permitting process in the city of Fez.
Mohammed Ben Mohammed, Architectural Technician
Mohammed is an architectural technician with more than 20 years experience working in Fez and its surrounding area. He supervise all our construction site across Morocco. He makes sure our designer gets executed in a smooth and timely manner. Si Mohammed loves having coffee with colleagues and has a great sense of humour.
Fadoua Hassani, Administrative Assistant
Fadoua has a degree in Business Management. She is responsible for ACPs accounting, contractual and permitting paperwork, and daily administrative tasks. her skills at multitasking and her rigor make her a key team member.
Radia El Hili, Architectural Technician
Radia studied drawing at the ISTA Narjiss School in Fez and obtained a Technician Diploma in Architecture in 2006. She has worked with several architects in Fez, such as Slaoui Youssef Reda and Talbi Lkhssaci Med Samir. She speaks French and Arabic, and has basic notions of English.
Batoul Faour, Junior Architectural Designer
Having grown up in both Toronto and Beirut, Batoul obtained her Bachelor's in Architecture from the American University of Beirut with distinction in 2019 and has participated in design and renovation workshops in Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco during her studies. Professionally, she has worked at two different architecture offices in Lebanon. Since graduating she has been working with ACP on several design and research projects including Design Your Dream School Sierra Leone, The Getty Keeping it Modern Publication, and the Marrakesh Reservoir Project currently underway.