Diana Armstrong Bell has been working in arid climate zones since 1982 when she designed the landscape for the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain on behalf of Atkins. This was followed by an ‘Ecological Study’ researching techniques for greening the desert. Armstrong Bell has a considerable portfolio of projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria and Jordan. The projects include numerous private palace complexes set in extensive landscapes. Diana’s projects respond to local culture and work in harmony with the indigenous landscape. Diana has an extensive knowledge of arid zone planting and growing techniques.