Serena Lim recently joined Rowell Brokaw as a designer after earning her Master of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She has always loved drawing and crafting and brings strong creative skills to the firm. At Rowell Brokaw, Serena is currently working on a feasibility study and conceptual design for the Steam Plant Redevelopment project and small remodel projects at Chemeketa Community College.
After earning a Bachelor of Art in Liberal/Visual Arts 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 also worked as a junior designer at Goring & Straja Architects before returning to school to study architecture.
Serena was drawn to the University of Oregon’s Architecture program for its emphasis on sustainability, and she brings an acute awareness of architecture’s social and environmental impacts. While completing her M.Arch, she worked as a Graduate Research Fellow and lab assistant in the UO Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory and as a design assistant for FLOAT Architectural Research and Design in Eugene. Serena's love of the outdoors and interdisciplinary background in the humanities support her passion for sustainable, equitable design.
In her spare time, Serena enjoys sketching, painting, sewing, printmaking, hiking, camping, and meals with friends. She has been studying Polynesian dance since she was 8 years old and enjoys travel.