Trecia Lim grew up in Singapore in the 1980s, in one of the last few kampungs in Changi, amidst the backdrop of a developing cosmopolitan country. She remembers the strong “Kampung Spirit” or “Gotong Royong” among the families living next to hers. At the age of 19, she started backpacking around the world, including many parts of Asia. She was very touched by the resilience of the people she came across as they battled their day-to-day hardships.
During her more than 10 years in the design and construction field in the corporate sector in Singapore and Australia, Trecia formed the belief that design goes beyond aesthetics and that a thoughtful and sensible design process can address critical social needs. In 2017, this design philosophy and her memories of the underprivileged communities she had met led her to embark on a journey to use architecture as a tool to improve human lives.
In 2019, she started WeCreate Studio to support this journey and to show that doing good can be in the form of a meaningful consultancy business. She has since received numerous invitations to share her thoughts, vision and the works of WeCreate Studio.
Trecia is a registered Architect with the Singapore Board of Architects and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She is also an accredited Design for Safety Professional with Ministry of Manpower and WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) with the International WELL Building Institute. She has also obtained the following qualifications:
- Certification in Universal Design Assessors, from Singapore Building and Construction Authority
- Certification in Advanced Permaculture Design course, from the Philippines Permaculture Association
Certification in Natural Building Course, from the Rak Tamachat Permaculture Education Center, Thailand
Certification in Basic Bamboo Building Course, from the Cabiokid Foundation, Philippines
Certification in Supervision of Construction Works for WSH (WP02-PR-303E-1), from the Singapore Workforce Skills