Jay S. Lim

Contract Instructor


Jay S. Lim, OAA, AIA, LEED AP, MRAIC, is an architect and the founder of 25:8 Architecture + Urban Design. His work has been widely published in Ottawa and across the globe for its unique and bespoke architectural solutions. He has served as an instructor and visiting critic at several institutions including the University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, Conestoga College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Columbia University.

He teaches courses in building technology and design studio.


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