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Jay S. Lim

Contract Instructor

Jay S. Lim, OAA, AIA, LEED AP, MRAIC, is the founder of the international & award-winning firm 25:8 Architecture & Urban Design. He has guided residential, retail, commercial & sports/recreation projects across the globe. His work as the design director has led to numerous publications and awards both nationally and internationally.


In parallel to leading architecture practice, he has established himself as a well-respected educator and leader in the design and construction industry. He is known for his passion for developing the next generation of talent. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Architectural Design and Building Technology at Carleton University.  He has taught and been a visiting critic at Columbia University, the University of Waterloo, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ryerson University & Conestoga College.


In addition to his work in Architecture and Academia, Jay is also a successful entrepreneur who founded the acclaimed 5:2:8 Creative Coffee Collective and real-estate development company, Ample Architectonic Assets.


Master of Architecture and Urban Design – Columbia University

Master of Architecture – Syracuse University

Bachelor of Technology Architectural Science – Ryerson University


Building Technology 3

Studio 4


Brown, Sarah. “Great Space”. Ottawa Magazine. , Spring 2017. (pg 73-75)

Sibbald, Barbara. “Light on the Budget”. Ottawa Magazine., Spring 2015 (pg.90-96)

Gregory, E., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “S.C.A.F.FOLD.” Climate Change Crossroads. Ed. Richard Plunz, Maria Paola Sutto, Jeffrey Sachs. Italy: Urban Design Lab, 2009.

Gregory, E., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “S.C.A.F.FOLD.” Architecture and Culture Magazine. Ed. Mi-sun Oh. Korea: (Vol. 330): p92-135, November 2008

Gregory, E., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “S.C.A.F.FOLD.” C3 Architecture Magazine. SuJin Kim. Korea:
(Vol. 291): p162- 167, November 2008

Gregory, E., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “S.C.A.F.FOLD.” CA Concept Magazine. Nami Lee. Korea:
(Vol. 115): p20-41, November 2008

Kanpetch, B., Kelly, I. Lim, J., “Dynamic Interchange”, Two Conurbations in Evolution: Quito and Guayaquil, Ed. Baratloo, Duran, A. (2009)

Duncan, S., Lim, J. Nagano, I., “Constellation Diagram”, Constellations: Constructing Urban Design Practices . Ed. Andrea Kahn, Charlie Cannon, and Phu Duong. USA: MSAUD/New Urbanisms, 2007.

Liu, F., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “[alt] Current[c]”, Abstract 2006-2007, Columbia University GSAPP: p232, 338,350 2007

Adair, T., Barry, L., Lim, J., Reynolds, C., “New York City Noise Complaints”, Abstract 2006-2007, Columbia University GSAPP: p 168, 2007.

Kanpetch, B., Kelly, R., Lim, J., “Dynamic Interchange”, Abstract 2006-2007, Columbia University GSAPP: p 80, 2007.

Adair, T., Bello, M., Lim, J., Long, D., Reynolds, R., Plunz, R., A River Endangered. Upper Delaware Preservation Coalition, New York, NY., 2007

Lim, J. “TRA+[in] STATION.” New York Magazine Feb 7, 2005.

Lim, J., “Urban Alternative” CRIT Magazine, 2002

Lim, J., “Rapid Inhabitation Building System” CRIT Magazine , 2000