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.
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.
Currently he is the Principal of Arkitek Kamal Alwi, a registered architecture practice, as well as the co-founder of Citylab Projects Sdn Bhd, a project management consultancy.
Beyond form and function, his current projects emphasizes elements of sustainability as well as the impact of development on society.
Contract management is also his passion, where understanding of principles of contract is and essential tool for an architect to manage expectations of clients and contractors towards successful execution of projects.