Aziza is co-founding principal of Bureau E.A.S.T. with partner Takako Tajima, and assistant professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She launched the Eco-tourism Sustainable Design Research
She holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. Aziza’s personal research and teaching are focused both on developing world design issues and on methodologies to integrate architecture and landscape, and more particularly trough investigating the potential of green technologies in arid climates.
Chaouni’s office with partner Takako Tajima, Bureau E.A.S.T., has been recognized with top awards for both the Global and Regional Africa and the Middle East competition from 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; and other professional design awards and prizes.