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About

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aziza grew up in Uzbekistan and Turkey. Before moving to Canada, Aziza gained experience in graphic design while working for a marketing firm in Turkey. Following her move to Halifax, NS, Canada in 2009, Aziza’s interest in design led her to obtain a diploma in Graphic Design. After working in the field of graphic design for several years, she returned to school at Dalhousie University to pursue studies in architecture, where she completed both her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design Studies and a Master's degree in Architecture.

During her first co-op placement, she had the opportunity to work for a small architecture firm in Toronto, focusing on residential design. Her Master's co-op placement was at Dalhousie University as a research assistant, where she contributed to a published research about dynamic concrete casting methods. Aziza's Master's thesis was focused on the notion of collective memory as opposed to the official history of the city and its translation into architecture.

In addition to architecture, Aziza is an established freelance illustrator based in Halifax.