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 headquarters of OUP in Pakistan incorporates all modern services, such as air-conditioning, lighting and communications, yet is resolutely a 'Karachi building' in its exploitation of indigenous materials and techniques. The cladding is of hand-carved sandstone, the main door is of embossed copper and brass, the ceilings are painted with 'naqqashi' designs, the circulation spaces have glazed tile dados. The MD's secretariat and distribution department are on the ground floor; design, production, marketing, IT and editorial departments on the first and second floors, and dining facilities on the third floor. The top floor is available for future expansion.