Kamil Khan Mumtaz is a Pakistani architect in private practice in Lahore. He was trained at the Architectural Association, London in the 1960's after which he returned to Pakistan to practice and teach. He was head of the of the National College of Arts, Lahore between 1966-1975. He has been a memebr of several architecture juries and has widely lectured in Europe and Asia. In 1985, he authored Architecture in Pakistan, a Concept Media Publication.
Mumtaz, Kamil Khan. "Relevance, Tradition, and Practice in Islamic Architecture: A Personal Journey." International Journal of Islamic Architecture 10, 1 (2021): 257-267.
While pre-industrial building practices allow us to build without exceeding the planet’s bio-capacity, the narratives of pre-modern civilizations provide roadmaps for returning to a ‘normative’ state in greater harmony with nature. Critical engagement with the theory and practice of Islamic architecture is therefore not only timely and meaningful, but in the context of the present global ecological crisis, it is also the need of the hour.