C.J. Lim

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CJ Lim (born Chwen Jeng Lim, 1964 in Malaysia[1]) is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London (UCL); and served as Pro-Provost of University College London.[2] He is the founder and director of Studio 8 Architects, a UK-based multidisciplinary and international practice in sustainable urban planning, architecture and landscape, focusing on interpretations of social, cultural and environmental programmes.[3] Along with Bernd Felsinger, Lim leads Unit 10 within The Bartlett School of Architecture's MArch Architecture course.[4]

Lim’s research of cities is developed through a new urban paradigm - the 'Smartcity'. The work addresses what the spatial and phenomenological implications are when sustainable design is applied to a city and the role that citizens play in the production of a relevant social space. A central component of the Smartcity is urban agriculture and the establishment of an ecological symbiosis between nature and built form.[5]

The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded Lim the President’s Medals International Teaching Awards for contribution to architectural education on four separate occasions (1999, 1998, 1998, 1997).[6] In 2006, the Royal Academy of Arts London awarded him the Grand 'AJ/Bovis Lend Lease' Architecture Prize.[7] He also won the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects Award in 2006 and 2007.[8]

He received his education at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA).[9][10]

Selected Bibliography[edit]

  • Inhabitable Infrastructures: Urban future or science fiction? (Routledge, 2017) CJ Lim
  • Food City (Routledge, 2014) CJ Lim
  • Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions (Routledge, 2011) CJ Lim and Ed Liu
  • Smartcities + Eco-warriors (Routledge, 2010) CJ Lim and Ed Liu
  • Virtually Venice (The British Council, 2006) CJ Lim
  • Neo Architecture: CJ Lim (Images Publishing Australia, 2005)
  • Devices (Architectural Press Elsevier, 2005; Routledge, 2013) CJ Lim (ed.)
  • Museums [work in process] (Glasgow School of Art Press, 2004) CJ Lim
  • How Green is your Garden? (Wiley Academy UK + USA, 2003) CJ Lim and Ed Liu
  • Realms of Impossibility: Air (Wiley Academy, 2002) CJ Lim and Ed Liu (eds.)
  • Realms of Impossibility: Water (Wiley Academy, 2002) CJ Lim and Ed Liu (eds.)
  • Realms of Impossibility: Ground (Wiley Academy, 2002) CJ Lim and Ed Liu (eds.)
  • Sins + Other Spatial Relatives (Ind-E 8 Publishing London, 2000) CJ Lim
  • 441/10...We'll Reconfigure The Space When You're Ready (Ind-E 8 Publishing London, 1996) CJ Lim


  1. ^ ‘LIM, Prof. C. J.’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 7 Aug 2013
  2. ^ "Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Studio 8 Architects". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bartlett School of Architecture: MArch Architecture, Unit 10". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "UCL Iris Profile: Prof CJ Lim". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Debrett's: Prof CJ Lim". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Prizes and Prizewinners 2006". Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Royal Academy of Arts Press Release, Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects Award 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "CJ Lim: Welcome to Wonderland". UCL. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Glancey, Jonathan (2 December 2004). "Concrete Achievements". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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