She is the founder of Aziza Chaouni Projects and assistant professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design in Toronto. She leads Designing Ecological Tourism (DET), "a collaborative research platform that investigates the challenges faced by ecotourism in the developing world."
Chaouni has a postgraduate degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. In 2014 she gave a TED talk on how her architectural work helped to revive the Fez river which runs through her hometown of Fez, Morocco.
In 2016 she helped to renovate the oldest functioning library in the world, the library at al-Qarawiyyin University, built in 859 by Fatima Al-Fihri.