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Muhammad Kamal Alwi
APAM, B. Arch (Chicago)

Kamal graduated with high honours from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago to gain his bachelor of architecture. Formerly worked at Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd and Arkitek MTAriffin, he is now practicing under the new discourse of Arkitek Kamal Alwi and in collaboration with Citylabstudio.

In his early years at Arkitek MAA, he was involved with various landmark projects such as the KL International Airport, The Curve@Mutiara Damansara, Tapah Prison Complex and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Later in his career, he joined a smaller practice, Arkitek MTAriffin to gain a thorough exposure to the various aspects of the architecture practice. Kamal is keen to explore emerging technologies such as parametric design tools and industrialized building systems in his quest to seek new frontiers in Architecture.

Through his years of involvement in project management, Kamal had also gained vast experience in contract administration particularly in the Malaysian construction scene. He is currently collaborating with a group of legal practitioner and academician to write a book on principals of contract law for the building industry.


  • Professional Architect
  • Persatuan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (High Hons), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA 

Architecture & Urban Design
2011 - current 

Architecture & Urban Design
2012 - current 

Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur
1994 – 2001 (6 years)

Arkitek MTAriffin
2001 - 2011(10 years)



AKA + citylabstudio, kuala lumpur

  • Prime Minister’s Office GBI Platinum Retrofit, Putrajaya
  • Bandar Malaysia International Competition, Kuala Lumpur
  • KL ‘Live’ Masterplan, Kuala Lumpur (competition) 
  • Science Academy Malaaysia, Kuala Lumpur (competition) 
  • PROTOTYPE Housing, Kuala Lumpur


Arkitek Kamal Alwi

Academy of Sciences Malaysia Architectural Design Competition

2001 – 2011

Arkitek MTAriffin


198 units link houses at Bandar Bukit Raja Klang, Selangor for Sime Darby Property Berhad `` 6 Blocks 18 stories public housing at PPRT Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur for Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad


Renovation of Volvo Car Showroom at Jalan Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur for Federal Auto Holdings Berhad

Renovation and Addition to Gas Processing Plant Office (GPPA & GPPB) in Kertih Terengganu for Petronas Gas Malaysia


Proposed addition to existing resort at Tekam Plantation Resort for Felda Engineering Sdn Bhd


Student centre for Universiti Pendidikan Tanjung Malim

Primary and secondary schools at Taman Desaminium, Seri Kembangan Selangor for Ministry of Education Malaysia

1994 – 2001

Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd


KL International Airport Main Terminal Building and Contact Pier for Perspec-Taisei-Kajima-Shimizu-Hazama Consortium

Prison Complex in Tapah for UDA Holdings Berhad

School of Education & Social Development Universiti Malaysia Sabah for Syabas Hakikat Sdn Bhd

Primary School for Parcel 1, Taman Mutiara Rini, Johor Bahru for Ministry of Education Malaysia Housing

104 Units Link Houses at Nilai Impian for Negara Properties Sdn Bhd

Proposed Development of Condominium at Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur for Bousted Holdings Berhad


Phase II Bangsar Shopping Complex at Bukit Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur for Bandaraya Development Berhad

Renovation of Bazaar Pertama at jalan tuanku Abdul rahman for Uda Holdings Sdn Bhd

The Curve at Mutiara Damansara Selangor for Mutiara Rini Sdn Bhd

Proposed BBMB Headquarters at Bukit Mahkamah Kuala Lumpur for Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad


Clubhouse at Bukit Kiara Kuala Lumpur for The Royal Selangor Club


architecture, chicago Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA


AAD Programme @ KPP Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia

Design Competition

Proposed BBMB Headquarters at Bukit Mahkamah Kuala Lumpur for Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (First Prize)

Proposed Financial Museun, Training and Resource Centre for Bank Negara Malaysia

Proposed University of Nottingham in Malaysia

Malaysia Academy od Sciences Malaysia Architectural Design Competition

Academy Science Malaysia - Competition proposal