William Lim received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture, minoring in photography, from Cornell University in the United States.
After graduation, he worked in Boston for 5 years before returning to Hong Kong in 1987.
In 1993, he assumed the position of Managing Director of CL3 Architects Limited, a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design firm which also actively involves in public art installation projects.
He has participated in Lantern Wonderland 2003 & 2011 and Venice Biennale’s International Architectural Exhibition in 2006 & 2010, as well as Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2007 and 2009. His work
has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Chengdu, the United States and Holland.
Besides being an artist, he is also the Co-chairman of Para/Site, a non-profit art space in Hong Kong, serves on the Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee for Tate, as well as a Council member for Cornell University Architecture, Art and Planning Board.
William Lim discovered his love for art at an early age. Ten years ago he began collecting art systematically, focusing on works by emerging contemporary artists from Hong Kong.
His private art collection, Living Collection, is now considered one of the city’s cultural highlights.