Elchin Tofig oglu Aliyev was born in Baku on September 18, 1967.

In 1989, he graduated with distinction from the Department of Architecture, Azerbaijan Institute for Engineering and Construction.

He passed his internship at S.V.S.T. (Slovakian Higher Technical School, Bratislava).

From 1988 till the collapse of the USSR, he had been Chairman of the South-Caucasian Section, the USSR Society of Young Architects.

His professional membership includes the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan (from 1989), Board thereof, and  Union of Designers of Azerbaijan (from 1998). He has obtained his PhD in Architecture (1998).

He received his Doctor of Arts (2014).

He has developed and implemented more than 70 architectural and design projects.

His projects have been awarded in Russia, Iran, the US, Turkey, France, Germany and Georgia.

The Union of Architects of Azerbaijan has repeatedly recognized Elchin T.Aliyev the best architect in the country. He was awarded the “Honorary Gold Badge” of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan.

Awarded by the Russian Orthodox Church of the Order of St. Sergiy Radonezhsky for the restoration of the Saint Chrism Carrier Women Cathedral.

He has also been awarded Diplomas and Letters-of-Gratitude by foreign national unions of architects and designers, the International Association of Unions of Architects, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, and other governmental, public and international organisations.

From 2012 to 2017 he worked as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan.

He is a member of the Commission on work with youth of the International Union of Architects.

Currently he is the President of the Baku Architectural Club. He is Professor of Western University in Baku.

The author of 14 books and 140 scientific articles in the field of architecture, design and town planning.