openUU is an award-winning interdisciplinary design studio founded in 2011. Kevin Lim co-founded the design studio, and in 2012, Kevin moved his team and established their presence in Hong Kong. The design team brings their international background, unique design aesthetics and vision to approach projects with playful pragmatism.

Under Caroline Chou and Kevin Lim‘s leadership and vision, openUU focuses on space conversions and warehouse renovations in the commercial realm, with garnered expertise in the retail and F&B industry. The team is interested in creating supernormal moments by re-searching and re-arranging super normal, everyday notions.
openUU creates to engage with people, and engages with people to create.
openUU’s growing clientele include Swire Properties, Nike, Havaianas, Osage Gallery, Para/Site and FoFo by el Willy.

openUU Team

Kevin Lim

Managing Director / Founding Partner

Kevin Lim founded openUU in 2011 with Eddy Man Kim and Edward Yujoong Kim. He was born in Melrose, Massachusetts and spent his life in Hong Kong and the United States. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning and an Associate of Applied Science from Le Cordon Bleu. He has worked in the architectural office of T.A.T. of Boston, Massachusetts and is a chef with experience in the kitchen of Blue Ginger of Wellesley, Massachusetts.

As Managing Director, Kevin led, managed, and delivered openUU projects that won four Best-of-Year Awards by Interior Design magazine, and is a winner of Perspective magazine's 40-under-40 Award.

Caroline Chou

Design Director

Caroline was born in Plano, Texas, and spent her life in Taiwan and the United States. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College, and Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design. Caroline, an Associate AIA member, has worked in the architecture and design offices of Steven Leach International of Taipei, Taiwan; PSI and CL3 Architects of Hong Kong.

As Design Director, Caroline brings experience ranging from small retail spaces to large-scale residential and commercial towers in Hong Kong, including H.Bonaire and LT commercial building.


  • 2013 Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
  • 2012 International Design Awards
  • IAI Awards 2012
  • 2012 Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
  • 40-under-40 Award, Perspective Global magazine
  • 2011 Best-Of-Year Award, Interior Design magazine
  • The American Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Chapter
  • Asia Pacific Interior Design Award (APIDA) 2011


  • Interior Design Magazine
  • hinge Magazine
  • d+a Magazine
  • Perspective Magazine
  • indesignlive.HK
  • SCMP’s PostMagazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • CNN Go
  • A View on Harvard GSD
  • Instant Culture: Architecture and Urbanism as a Collective Process
  • Interior Design China
  • Interior Architecture of China
  • Urban Art Projects

Clients & Partners