Student
Justin Lim

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 work in the United States, China and Australia also includes campus master plans for universities and hospitals.

Born in Korea, Justin moved to Chicago at the age of thirteen in 1999. He holds his Bachelor of 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.

He is a research assistant at the Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) at MIT

Areas of Interest
Education, Environmental Planning, Food Systems, Globalization, Heritage Planning, Historic Preservation, History and Theory of Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Infrastructure Systems, Landscape, Modern Architecture, Postcolonialism, Transportation and Mobility, Urban Design, Visualization

Education

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Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
2005 -
Concentration in City and Regional Planning, Illinois Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

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Senior Urban Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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Urban Design Student Intern, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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Architecture Student Intern, Teng & Associates
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Research Assistant, The Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU)

Awards

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MIT Graduate Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Jerrold Loebl Travel Fellowship Prize, Illinois Institute of Technology
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AIA Chicago Student Award, Illinois Institute of Technology
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John Augur Holabird Study Fellowship, Illinois Institute of Technology
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Shiff Scholarship Nominee, Illinois Institute of Technology
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Samuel Horwitz Memorial Scholarship, Illinois Institute of Technology