CL3 Architects

CL3 Architects


  • Practice: CL3 Architects
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  • Firm Location: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen
  • Country: China
  • Year: 1992

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Dr. William Lim

As Founder and Managing Director of CL3 Architects Ltd. (CL3), William Lim brings over 30 years of experience to his projects. An acclaimed architect and artist, William graduated from Cornell University and has spent the past three decades at the forefront of architecture, culture, and art. 

With a keen appreciation of humanities and art, William’s designs are distinctive and contemporary. “Architects have a social obligation to improve urban environments,” explains William. “Architecture is about people. I always feel that architects only do part of the job—the rest is shaped by the occupant using the space. We treat every project as a unique challenge and pay attention to every detail – from architecture to interior to furniture, — to create human-oriented and quality designs with artistic value.”. 

Since founding CL3 in 1992, William has established a notable presence on the global design scene. The studio’s diverse, award-winning portfolio includes architectural and interior projects for hotels, restaurants, retail, corporate, residences, and art installations. Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Raffles City Chongqing, Gaysorn II Bangkok, and H Queen’s Hong Kong are some of these award-winning projects.

Practice Ideology

CL3 is an innovative architecture firm based in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen and Beijing. Founded in 1992, CL3’s design is contemporary while preserving the ability to bridge Architecture and Art. CL3 gives Eastern aesthetics a modern interpretation resulting in a unique showcase of distinguished designs. Renowned artist and architect William Lim provides the leadership and vision for CL3’s 60-person-strong team of dedicated professionals.

CL3 is committed to good design with artistic value. Its portfolio is as wide as it is varied, providing architecture and interior design projects from commercial buildings to 5-star hotels throughout Asia. Its design commitment looks to respect the changing urban fabric of modern Asian cities while staying true to their core cultural heritage. This attitude has contributed to CL3’s many award-winning projects throughout its 27 years in business.

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