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.
The architects were commissioned by a charitable trust to design a cost-effective, energy-efficient primary care clinic serving 2,000 patients a month from an urban informal settlement, that would be easily recognizable, with an uplifting design. The clinic was built within a three-month time frame by remodeling an existing house, with locally-produced materials: cement blocks masonry, with arches in burnt brick and colour-crete plaster on external walls and cement and terrazzo tile floors. The hot and humid climate is accommodated with shaded spaces, high-level openings on the windward side with diagonal openings directly across for cross-ventilation, and concrete lattice jalis at eye level to facilitate wind movement.