Dr Shaibu Bala Garba is currently a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He has had a broad training and experience in the fields of architecture and planning. Dr. Garba had his initial professional architecture qualifying degree from Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria, where he obtained a B.Sc and M.Sc in architecture. Dr. Garba also holds a Master of Architecture from McGill University Montreal Canada with specialization in housing, a Master of City and Regional Planning from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, and a PhD in Urban Design from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Dr. Garba has more than 20 years of working experience in teaching and professional consulting. He has taught in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the King Fahd University of petroleum and Minerals. His areas of teaching interest include architectural design, construction documentation, history and theory of architecture, urban design and housing. Dr Garba has engaged in professional consulting either on a private basis or in full or part-time employment. He has consulted primarily in the areas of institutional facilities design, housing, and the planning and urban design of existing or new cities and facilities.

Dr. Garba is also actively engaged in research in the areas of architectural theory, socio-cultural issues in design, CAD application in architecture, housing and community design and planning and urban management. He has written more than 20 articles and papers published in refereed international journals, or presented at peer reviewed conferences and in seminars. Dr. Garba has also participated in many sponsored projects both as principal and as co-investigator, and has undertaken various responsibilities in the organizations that he has worked with.