Jason Lim

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Pillar / Cluster: Architecture and Sustainable Design
Research Areas: Computation, Sustainable Design Science, Digital Fabrication, Architectural Information Management


Jason Lim is a lecturer at Architecture and Sustainable Design SUTD and co-founder of YUME Architects. He is a deeply committed and experienced educator who wants to bridge the gap between academia and practice; and has dedicated his professional and academic life to exploring the intersection of design and technology in search of new possibilities. His practice has received the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) design award, iF Design award, Kyoto Global Design award and German Design award in recognition of its design excellence.

Jason completed his doctoral dissertation at Gramazio Kohler Research unit in ETH Zurich. Prior to that, he graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where he was awarded the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams merit prize.


  • 2016 – Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2010 – Master of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
  • 2007 – Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, U.S.A.


  • 2007 – American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Certificate of Merit
  • 2003 – Worldstudio Foundation scholarship
  • 2003 – Edward Palmer York Memorial Prize

Selected Publications

  • Lim, Jason and Jeffrey Huang. “Upcycling Offcuts: Assembling Furniture out of High-grade Timber Waste.” In Protocols, Flows and Glitches—Short papers, Posters and Workshops: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2017, edited by Patrick Janssen, Paul Loh, Aleksandra Raonic and Marc Schnabel, 7-12. Suzhou: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2017.
  • Lim, Jason. “YOUR: Robot Programming Tools for Architectural Education.” PhD dissertation, ETH Zürich, 2016.
  • Lim, Jason, Ammar Mirjan, Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler. “Robotic Metal Aggregations: An Integral Approach to Designing Robotic Fabricated Lightweight Metal Structures.” In Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer- Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2014, edited by Ning Gu, Shun Watanabe, Halil Erhan, Matthias Hank Haeusler, Weixin Huang and Ricardo Sosa, 159-168. Kyoto: Kyoto Institute of Technology, 2014.
  • Lim, Jason. “Let’s Work Together: A Stigmergic Approach to Acoustics Design”. In Integration through Computation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), edited by Joshua Taron, Vera Parlac, Branko Kolarevic and Jason Johnson. 396-403. Calgary/Banff: The University of Calgary, 2011.
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