Darab Diba is an Iranian architect , trained at the University of Geneva and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. Professor Diba teaches theory and history of architecture and conducts design studios at Tehran University's Faculty of Fine Arts, and is chairman of the art, architecture, and urban planning department at the Islamic Azad University of Iran.
Since 1985, he has been a member of the Iranian Ministry of Higher Education’s central committee for academic architectural programmes; he has also served as a consultant to the Iranian Ministry of Housing. As an architect in private practice, Professor Diba has built many projects throughout Iran.
Widely published, his written works include La Maison d’Ispahan (2000), Contemporary Architecture and Engineering in Iran (1999), Principles of Architectural Design (1985, second edition 1990), and Art et Nature (1974) . He is also an artist, and has organised a number of exhibitions of his sketches, drawings, and paintings both in Iran and abroad. Professor Diba served as a Technical Reviewer during the 1986, 1989, and 1992 cycles of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
- Dr. Darab Diba is Alternative Member of the Board of Directors in ATEC consultant .