Dariush Zandi brings over 35 years of design and planning experience and over 28 years of experience working in the Middle East. Drawing from a geographically and culturally diverse background, Zandi has made significant contributions to major design and planning projects in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Iran, Jordan, and the United States, including parks and recreational facilities, historic restoration, and environmental conservation projects.

Dariush Zandi completed his extensive education in architecture, urban planning, film and photography in the United States, and has spent over 13 years working as a Senior Architect and Town Planner for the Dubai Municipality. He currently serves as the Chairman of the UAE Architectural Heritage Society English Chapter and founder of two organizations registered in Dubai, UAE, Total Design, and Total Arts.