Tim Lim CE 2012

Running For: 2018-19 Nominating Committee

Campaign Statement

It is a great privilege to be nominated for this committee. Being accepted to Cooper was one of the greatest gifts in my life, and I aspire to give back and pay it forward throughout my career. It is undoubtedly an exciting time at Cooper—I look forward to being actively involved in the Alumni Association as the school transitions back towards its mission of full-tuition scholarships. Since graduation, I have served as an alumni mentor in the Mentorship Program. I have had the great pleasure of meeting and mentoring current students on their academic and professional pursuits, and look forward to engaging with my past students in this new role within the CUAA. I am excited for this opportunity and am eager to contribute to the Cooper community in a greater capacity.


Tim is currently a structural engineer at Arup, a global engineering consultancy, where he has worked since 2013. Throughout his career, Tim has advised clients of all types in various roles on projects ranging from small-scale art installations to large infrastructure works such as airport terminals and subway stations. Some of his notable projects include: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Met Museum Skylights, and Pier 55.After graduating from Cooper Union with a degree in civil engineering, he went to MIT to pursue a graduate degree in structural engineering. During his time at Cooper, Tim served in leadership positions on the school’s Christian fellowship clubs and played on the men’s soccer team. Tim met his now wife (Sooyeon Kim, A‘12) for the first time at the Cooper Orientation Circle Line cruise in freshmen year. They got married in 2015.In his spare time, Tim enjoys playing the guitar, taking photographs, and hiking.

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