Mustapha Kamal bin Zulkarnain was born in Kuala Lumpur in 1964 and received his early education at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1988.
While as a student, he worked in the Auckland City Council and the Ministry of Environment.
Upon returning home, he worked briefly in Kota Kinabalu before joining Klaf Architects. In 1994, he became a partner of the firm. He has considerable experience in education and medical and other areas of experience buildings include regional and town planning and project management. He has practical understanding of the New Zealand Codes of Heritage Building restoration.
He has extensive in the design and project administration of commercial offices, residential and retail complexes. This involvement includes advising clients on property development strategies. Other special architectural interest include the application of the Chinese art of Feng Shui in architecture.
Mustapha Kamal is a corporate member of Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) and had served 3 terms as PAM Council Member (1997-2000). He still sits in various PAM Committees. He is also a devoted Rotarian.
Mustapha Kamal used to write for the magazine Anjung Seri under the article Dunia Arkitek. Other literature is his final year thesis on ADAPTIVE REUSE.
He has attended several renown seminars but the most notable was the 8th Healthcare Design Symposium held at San Diego, California in November 1995 which entitled “New Design Required a New Mind Set”.
He left Klaf Architects in 1996 with the goodwill of his partner to set up his own sole proprietorship, ARKITEK MUSTAPHA KAMAL. His previous firm was MBA ARCHITECTS SDN BHD holding the position of Executive Director.