School of Architecture, CUHK
LIM, Wan Fung Bernard

Prof. LIM, Wan Fung Bernard (林雲峰)

Adjunct Professor

MSc (Urban Planning) (HKU)
BArch (Dist) (HKU)
BA (AS) (1st Hons) (HKU)
AP (List of Architects) HKSAR
Class 1 Registered Architect (PRC)
APEC Architect
Reg Arch (HK)



Bernard V. Lim, JP Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the Principal of AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group Limited and Principal of Centre of Architectural Research for Education, Elderly, Environment and Excellence Ltd. (CARE). For years, he has been elected Architects Registration Board Member and has been a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) contributing particularly in new initiatives for community development and local affairs.

He was elected the President of the HKIA (2005-2006) and Founding President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (2010-2014). He has been a Member and Chairman of the Building Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Former Member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and Tourism Strategy Group; Former Member of the Town Planning Board, Energy Advisory Committee (2004-2010); and Specialist Architectural Advisor to the Legislative Council Commission in 2002.

He has led the Community Participation Unit (CPU) at CUHK and established professional specialization / research in areas of (A) Institutional, Educational, Healthcare and Elderly Buildings, (B) Sustainable designs, and (C) Community Participatory Planning and Workshops. His leading research on Innovative School Designs and Public Participation has been supported by the Quality Education Fund and Sustainable Development Fund.

He served the School Building Design Committee under the Education Bureau; he has been an Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Red Cross, Caritas Hong Kong (Social Work Services), Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, the Urban Renewal Authority District Advisory Committee (Central / Western), and appointed a Tribunal Member for the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) and committees under the Buildings Department. He has been appointed since 2013 National Committee and 2008 Chongqing Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of PRC. He has been invited to be Advisor to the Guangdong Registered Architects Association.

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Research Interests

“LIVE.Architecture” – community participation, public architecture, education design, elderly design, sustainable architecture


LIM Wan Fung Bernard. ‘Challenges and Agenda in Sustainable Urban Design and Development: Hong Kong and Beyond’. Paper presented in EnviroSeries Conference, organized by Business Environment Council, Hong Kong. 2012.05.04

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. “Design and Technology for Sustainable Affordable Housing in China, Hong Kong and Asia”. Paper presented in the 2nd Annual Affordable Housing Projects, organized by Marcus Evans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011.07.26

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. “The Trend of Urban Design for Hong Kong and Mainland, and International Case Study”. Paper presented in the Archi Fest @ The Bridge 8 – The Night of Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, organized by POINTOLIFE, Shanghai, 2011.06.03

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. “Hong Kong’s Hospital Design – From Clinical Services Plan to Master Development Plan”. Paper presented in the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Convention 2010, organized by Hospital Authority. Hong Kong SAR, 2010.05.11.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. “Exploring the Possibilities of Using Full Precast Construction System to Minimise Wastes During Construction for Efficient Cost Controls – A case study of Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay Campus)”. Paper presented in the Global Construction Technologies and Building Materials, marcus evans Regional Conference, organized by marcus evans. Beijing, China, 2009.04.07.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. “An Architect’s View: Issues of Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong”, 15pgs.ICE Asia Pacific Conference Hong Kong, organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong SAR, 2009.01.16.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard; CHEUNG Daniel; WONG Wan Ho and YIP Alvin. “Reflection from Public Participation”. Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism Architecture 2008.01.10.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard and Andy WONG. (2007.11.11). “Sustainable Development Education on Historical Preservation” . Paper presented at the Historical Architecture Heritage Preservation and Sustainable Development International Symposium 2007. 8 pgs. Tianjin, China.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard and WONG Wah Sang. (2006.12). “Quality of Life for Public Housing with Emphasis on Health and Safety Issues”. (HKIA Annual Awards 2006: Special Architectural Award – Architectural Research)

LIM Wan Fung Bernard; Kaman KAN and Andy WONG. (2005.12). Practitioners’ Guide to Design and Implementation of Participatory Project. 192 pgs.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong . HKSAR, China.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard. (2004). “Creating Partnership for Architects, Students and Community” . Partnership and Change. ed. by Lee, John. Chapter 15. HKSAR:
The Chinese University Press.

LIM Wan Fung Bernard and NUTT Timothy John. (2003.12). “Planning and Locational Aspects” . Fifty Years of Public Housing in Hong Kong : A Golden Jubilee Review and Appraisal ed. by Y. M. YEUNG and Timothy K. Y. WONG. HKSAR:
The Chinese University Press.

Research Projects

Provision of Services for Professional Adviser for the Design Competition for Footbridges at Po Chu Tam and Yim Tin, Tai O, LIM, Wan Fung Bernard, JP, year 2012, funded by External Research Contracts – Non-HKSAR

Consultancy Services on ‘Other Learning Experience’ and ‘Liberal Study’ for Schools in Hong Kong, LIM, Wan Fung Bernard, JP, year 2010, funded by Research Contract

Consultancy Services for the District Aspiration Study (DAS) for Yau Tsim Mong District Council, LIM, Wan Fung Bernard, JP, year 2010, funded by Research Contract

Public Engagement Programme of the Hong Kong Island East Project, LIM, Wan Fung Bernard, JP, year 2009, funded by Research Contract

Public Participation in the Sustainable City Development: Starting from the Community, LIM, Wan Fung Bernard, JP, year 2009

Advised Theses

NG Kam Shing, Oskar, “Redefining Rural Living”

LOU Kai Chio, Tommy, “Architectural Experiment: Testing the Tube”

TO Yeuk Lun, Ricky, “Urban Tranquility”

Honours and Recognitions

Justice of Peace

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