William S.W. Lim

Architect

1932 –

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Who is William S.W. Lim?

William S.W. Lim, born in Hong Kong in 1932, is a Singaporean architect. He graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and continued his graduate studies at Harvard University. Lim was a Fulbright Fellow in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Harvard University. Since 1957, he has worked in Singapore and Malaysia in several businesses as a partner. His work began from the design of modernist structures for residential and commercial interests, and progressed on to large-scale shopping centres in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His designs include the People's Park Complex in Singapore, which went on to become the model for commercial development in the city; the Golden Mile Complex; and the Tanglin Shopping Center. In 1981, he started his own business. He was a founding member of the Singapore Heritage Society. Lim is also a co-founder and Chairman of Asian Urban Lab and President of the Architectural Association of Asia. He was conferred a Doctor of Architecture Honoris Causa by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia, in 2002 and appointed Honorary Professor of LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts in 2005.

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Born
1932
Hong Kong
Also known as
  • William Siew Wai Lim
Profession
Education
  • Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • Harvard University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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