about us

CWL Design Sdn Bhd was formed in 2002 by Australian trained, Malaysian Architect LIM Cho-Wei. Upon graduating from the premier Architecture School in Sydney, UNSW, Cho-Wei spent 5 years honing his skills at CSL Associates, where he trained directly under the indomitable Prof. Dr. Jimmy Lim Cheok Siang. During this tenure at CSL Associates, Cho-Wei worked on a number of Award Winning Projects.


CWLD has built a reputation for designing special and unique, small to medium scale residential projects with capabilities of undertaking larger scale commercial projects working In conjunction with Prof Dr. Jimmy Lim.


Design Approach
CWLD was originally conceived as a Boutique firm specialising in high-end private residential and resort projects. We have since grown to include commercial office buildings and high end residential developments in our portfolio. Our designs demonstrate an intimate knowledge of Ecologically Sustainable Architecture and a thorough understanding of tropical living and the Asian vernacular.


At CWLD we use Design as a tool to extract commercial value, public value, function, form, human experiences and meaning from a project. We take pride in our ability to find solutions that work on multiple levels. Our approach to developing design briefs are highly personalised, taking into account specific requirements of our client’s needs and the Project Brief.


WACA (world association of chinese architects)
Award for Architecture 2008
Pacific bank Building, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL


PAM (pertubuhan akitek malaysia)
Award for Adaptive Reuse 2007
Wei-Ling Gallery, Jalan Scott, KL


LIM Cho Wei


Prof. Dr. Ar. Jimmy C.S Lim

Vladislava Parfjonova

Senior Architect
Masters of Architecture
Kharkiv State Technical University of Architecture

Norshamira Bt. Sahidin

Graduate Architect Bsc Architecture (Hons) UTM