Rossana Hu

John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture

Rossana Hu is a Founding Partner of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Ms. Hu and partner Mr. Lyndon Neri are the Overall Winner of The PLAN Award 2018, they are named EDIDA Designers of the Year 2017, Interior Designers of the Year of ICONIC Awards 2017 by German Design Council, Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015, Wallpaper* Designer of The Year 2014. They were the winner of 2014 World Architectural Festival. In 2013, Ms. Hu was inducted into U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame with partner Mr. Lyndon Neri. The practice was selected as the 2011 INSIDE Festival Overall Winner, won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2010 by Architectural Review (UK) and selected as one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record (US). In 2007, Ms. Hu received the Perspective Awards as one of the ‘40 under 40’ prominent designers shaping Hong Kong and Greater China. Ms. Hu received her Master of Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Music from the University of California at Berkeley. Before establishing Neri&Hu with her partner Mr. Lyndon Neri, Ms. Hu worked for Michael Graves & Associates, Ralph Lerner Architect in Princeton, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York City, and The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in San Francisco.

Ms. Hu is also a Founding Partner and Creative Executive for Design Republic, a Founding Panel Member of 100% Design Shanghai, and the Regional Advisor for The Atlas of 21st Century Architecture, published by Phaidon Press. In 2015, Ms. Hu and her partner Mr. Neri were appointed Creative Directors of Stellar Works.

Ms. Hu has served on prestigious professional committees such as the Princeton University President’s Advisory Committee on Architecture, where she advised the President on architectural design and campus planning issues. Other than an architectural professional, Ms. Hu has been actively involved in teaching and research, together with his partner Mr. Neri, they taught at Yale School of Architecture as the Fall 2018 Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor, and the University of Hong Kong Graduate School of Architecture. Ms. Hu has lectured internationally in various universities including Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Yale School of Architecture, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Syracuse University School of Architecture as the Mark Robbins Endowed Lecture, University of California at Berkeley, Kent State University at Palazzo Vettori in Florence and Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She has won numerous traveling fellowship awards and served as an active visiting critic for design schools in the U.S. at Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Yale School of Architecture and Syracuse University.

Ms. Hu and her partner Mr. Neri were invited as the guests of honor at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019, Interior Design Show Toronto 2019 and imm cologne for its annual installation titled “Das Haus” 2015.

Ms. Hu has been invited to judge Dezeen Awards and speak at various forums including PENN Wharton China Center, 5th International Interior Design Conference – DarA iD in Argentina, Mexico Design Week, Domus China Dialogue, Princeton University School of Architecture 2012-2013 Lecture Series, Bauwelt Panel Discussion Badgespräche, Inside Festival during World Architecture Festival in Spain, Beijing International Design Triennial, The White Box Workshop at Hong Kong Design Center, Design Roulette Shanghai, RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), Re-inventing with Design(Red) 2010, The Dutch Pavilion during EXPO 2010, Shanghai among many others.

Aside from Architecture and Interiors, together with her partner Mr. Neri, Ms. Rossana Hu, is actively working on a number of industrial design products for various brands in Europe including Agape, Arflex, Artemide, BD Barcelona Design, BOLON, ClassiCon, Concrete LCDA, Driade, Fritz Hansen, Gandia Blasco, GAN, Kvadrat, LEMA, Meritalia, Molteni&C, MOOOI, Nanimarquina, Offecct, Parachilna, Paola C., Poltrona Frau, Porro, Riva 1920, S.Pellegrino, Wallpaper* Handmade, Viabizzuno,and brands in Asia, including JIA and Stellar Works, among many others. At the same time, they are developing their own product line under the monicker brand ‘neri&hu’, which was honored to receive the Perspective Awards, the Red Dot Award and I.D. magazine’s Annual Design Review Awards. Mr. Neri and Ms. Hu were invited to guest edited the October issue of DI magazine in 2009, which is one of the vanguard architectural publications in China. They edited and co-authored a book called ‘Persistence of Vision’ in 2007. Recently, their first monograph was published by Park Book titled “Neri&Hu Design and Research Office: Works and Projects 2004-2014”.