Justin Heejoon LimArchitect & Urban Designer0.justin.lim (at) gmail.comlimj (at) mit.edu
Justin Lim’s creative work on large-scale, mixed-use projects respects the authentic culture and unique environmental characteristics of every site. He designs conceptual master plans focused on the human experience, with a preference for the complex challenges of urban redevelopment and for connecting the past with the future.
He designs walkable urban districts within a civic infrastructure of public open spaces. His previous work in the United States, China, and Australia also includes campus master plans for universities and hospitals.
Justin holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Planning from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Justin’s work is influenced by his education at IIT but his design approach is rooted in his broad experience at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, which he first joined as a student intern while attending IIT in 2008. He was named a Senior Urban Designer of the Chicago office in 2012.
Justin is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Architectural Studies (SMArchS) in Architecture & Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a Research Assistant at the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT, where his primary research is focused on social and affordable housing in Latin America.
He is a co-founder of Officeless, a multidisciplinary international research and design firm based in Cambridge and Rotterdam.
Illinois Institute of Technology Bachelor of Architecture Concentration in City and Regional Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Master of Science in Architectural Studies (SMArchS) Architecture & Urbanism
Lafarge Holcim Acknowledgment AwardMIT Levanthal Center for Advanced Urbanism FellowMIT Graduate FellowshipAIA Chicago Chapter Design Excellence AwardGreen Good Design AwardChicago AthenaeumUrban Design AwardWorld Architecture News (WAN)Jerrold Loebl Travel Fellowship PrizeAIA Chicago Student AwardJohn Augur Holabird Study FellowshipShiff Scholarship NomineeSamuel Horwitz Memorial Scholarship
Teng & Associates | Chicago, Illinois Architecture | Architecture Intern
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Chicago, Illinois City Design Practice | Intern
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP | Chicago, Illinois City Design Practice | Senior Urban Designer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, Massachusetts The Center for Advanced Urbanism | Research Assistant
Officeless | Cambridge, Massachusetts Architecure & Urbanism | Co-Founder Modeling | AutoCAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3DsMax, ArcGISRendering | Vray for Rhino & 3DsMax, Maxwell for RhinoEnvironmental Analysis | Ecotech, Tangent SunlightProduction | M-Color, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe LightroomOthers | Microsoft Works
Fabrication | Laser Cutting, CNC, 3D Printing
*Portfolio and reference available upon request.
**All pictures are taken by Justin.