Biba was born in London and studied architecture at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, she worked for conservation practice Caroe and Partners, on a range of buildings including Rochester Cathedral; and then for Powell and Moya, working on a new mental health hospital in Hove. In 2000, she established Dow Jones Architects with Alun Jones.
Biba has led a range of complex arts, heritage and community buildings within the practice. She is experienced at working with complex client organisations, and at gaining consensus with stakeholders and users.
She has delivered a number of projects involving sensitive sites and complicated briefs which reflect the needs of different stakeholder groups. She is especially adept at working with stakeholders to achieve consensus around a project, both in terms of statutory approvals and of community engagement. She is experienced in dealing with HLF funded projects and with complex funding regimes.
Biba has taught architecture at a number of UK universities;, teaching a diploma unit at the Cass and being a visiting critic at Cambridge University, Kingston School of Architecture, and at other schools. She is an external examiner at Kingston School of Architecture and a member of the Old Oak & Park Royal Place Review Panel.
She writes about architecture and culture in a variety of publications, and has lectured widely on the work of her practice.
Biba was shortlisted for Architect of the Year for the Women in Architecture Awards 2018, for her work on the Garden Museum.
She is a school governor and a mentor for a charity which supports homeless people.