Serena Lim, Associate AIA


Serena Lim joined Rowell Brokaw as a designer in 2018 after earning her Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She has always loved drawing and working with her hands, and brings strong creative skills to the firm. Since joining RBA, Serena has worked on a mix of multi-family and commercial projects, including the Eugene Steam Plant Redevelopment project.

After earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a focus on visual art and media production from the Evergreen State College in 2008, Serena worked as a freelance graphic designer, textile restoration specialist, and co-founder and director of Oxtail Studio & Gallery in Berkeley, CA. She spent a year working as a junior designer at Goring & Straja Architects before returning to grad school to study architecture.

Serena was drawn to the University of Oregon’s architecture program for its pragmatic emphasis on sustainable design. While completing her M.Arch, she worked as a Graduate Research Fellow in the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab and as a design assistant at FLOAT Architectural Research and Design. Serena is tuned into architecture’s social and environmental impacts – her love of the outdoors and interdisciplinary background in the humanities support her passion for sustainable, equitable design.

In her free time, Serena enjoys working on a variety of creative projects, hiking, camping, dancing, and sharing meals with friends.