Bouzid BOUDIAF graduated in architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme d’Alger ( E.P.A.U.), in 1984 with first class honors. After one year in professional practice in the headquarter of housing in Algiers, he accepted a post – graduate research grant from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research that enabled him to study at Heriot – Watt University, Edinburgh. He has a degree of master of science in urban – design and a Ph.D in Architectural Design from the University of Wolverhampton.
From 1992 to 1998, he was the course director at the E.P.A.U. In 1996, he was designated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to coordinate the updating Pedagogical Programs in Technology and Architecture at the National Level. He taught at the I.T.T.P.B ( Institute of Technology in Civic Public Buildings) and was a visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sciences and Technology ( U.S.T.H.B.), Bab- Ezzouar. From 1998 to 2004, he was a researcher (Responsible of the Urban Design Group) at the laboratory of town planning( LGAT: Laboratory of Geography and Town Planning) at the U.S.T.H.B. He published more than forty papers and chapters’ books dealing particularly with architectural training, housing, and heritage and urban – design.
He joined Ajman University, in 2005, as an assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Design. He is a reviewer and a member of editing board of some architectural magazines.