A graduate of the prestigious Cornell University, William Lim spent five years honing his architectural skills in Boston before returning to Hong Kong in 1987. In 1993, he was named Managing Director of CL3 Architects Ltd, a leading regional design studio creating architectural and interior projects for hotel, hospitality, restaurants, retail and corporate clients. Based in Hong Kong with a staff of 60 and regional offices in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai, CL3 is multi award-winning studio with on-going projects in Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Greater China.
Aside from being recognized as one of Hong Kong’s most innovative architects, William Lim is also a respected art patron, collector and celebrated artist. His sophisticated knowledge and appreciation of art informs his architectural designs and interiors, from the inspired use of colors to his instinctive understanding of structure, space and light. Bringing an artist’s eye to each project, William’s designs are enriched with bespoke sculptural pieces, local artwork and subtle cultural references. “I like interesting art pieces that have strong design concepts and themes,” he explains. “A work’s use of space is an important factor to me, whether it is a painting, installation, or sculpture.”