Rossana Hu is a founding partner with Lyndon Neri of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China with an additional office in London. They have been named EDIDA Designers of the Year 2017, Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015 and Wallpaper* Designers of The Year 2014. They were the winner of 2014 World Architectural Festival.
Ms. Hu is also a founding partner with and creative executive with Lyndon Neri of 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, Hu and 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. Ms. Hu taught at Hong Kong University Architecture Graduate School together with her partner Lyndon Neri. She has won numerous traveling fellowship awards and has been a guest design critic at Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and Syracuse University. Ms. Hu and her partner Mr. Neri were invited as the guests of honor of imm cologne to create “Das Haus” 2015. Ms.Hu and her partner Mr. Neri have been invited to speak at Mexico Design Week, Domus China Dialogue, Princeton University School of Architecture 2012-2013 Lecture Series, Bauwelt Panel Discussion Badgespräche, BODW (Business of Design Week), Inside Festival during World Architecture Festival in Spain, Beijing International Design Triennial 2011, The White Box Workshop at Hong Kong Design Center, Design Roulette Shanghai 2011, RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Re-inventing with Design(Red)2010, Hong Kong, The Dutch Pavilion during EXPO 2010, Shanghai and many other design, fashion, art related forums and events.
Aside from architecture and interiors,Neri and Hu are actively working on a number of industrial design products for various brands in Europe including Agape, Arflex, Artemide, Classicon, Concrete LCDA, Driade, Fritz Hansen, Gandia Blasco, Kvadrat, LEMA, MOOOI, Nanimarquina, Offecct, Parachilna, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Wallpaper* Handmade, Meritalia, BD Barcelona Design, 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 also published and edited a book called ‘Persistence of Vision’. The book is a beginning of a series of exploration on architecture and urban issues in major cities in China.