WALA is a young, emerging architectural studio based in Melbourne. We provide architectural, interior and design services across a diverse range of projects.

The studio comprises passionate designers and individuals who all share a keen focus on intuitive and sustainable design. Often the most simple solution is the most elegant, and our collective design ethos is to harness beauty from simplicity.

Our residential projects form the backbone of our studio. As with all our projects, we do not subscribe to a "one size fits all" approach. Pride is taken in working intimately with our clients and their brief to ensure that their home reflects their lifestyle, individuality, and local context.


DIRECTOR   /   B. Pld, M.Arch   /    ARBV, AIA

Weian Lim graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with honors. 

Upon graduating, Weian spent several years at the award-winning practice of Matt Gibson Achitecture+Design before founding WALA.

Over the years of experience at MGA+D, Weian was instrumental in realising many of the firm’s national and international award-winning projects, and his efforts culminated in winning the Best Young Architect Prize at the 2011 Intergrain Timber Award.

In 2012, Weian was honored by being one of five recipients nation-wide to embark on the nationally acclaimed Dulux Study Tour which recognises and rewards emerging Australian architects for their contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

By 2014, Weian decided to form WALA to further push his design ideas and apply his experience in Melbourne’s bespoke housing scene to new and exciting projects.

A registered architect in Victoria, Australia, Weian travels regularly to Southeast Asia for projects in Cambodia and Malaysia.