William Lim is Managing Director of CL3. He graduated from Cornell University in the U.S., with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Architecture. After graduating, he worked in Boston as an architect for five years, before returning to Hong Kong in 1987. He founded CL3 in 1992.
Lim is registered with the National Administration Board of Architectural Registration, and holds a variety of academic posts both in Hong Kong and abroad. He is a member of several design and architecture bodies, including the Architects Registration Board, the Association of Architectural Practices Ltd., the Hong Kong Designers Association, the Interior Design Association, the American Institute of Architects and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects.
Lim is also an accomplished artist with a passion for Chinese artifacts and contemporary art. He incorporates a variety of artistic elements into his architectural and design pieces, and is actively involved in public art installation projects. Lim’s works can be described as “contemporary and modern, mixed with Asian elements,” as exemplified in a recent art installation that incorporated traditional Chinese craftsmanship in the form of bamboo scaffolding. He has participated in Venice Biennale‘s International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 and 2010, and the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007, 2009 and 2012. His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Chengdu, the United States, and the Netherlands.