Rossana Hu

Rossana Hu

Founding Partner

Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Rossana Hu co-founded Neri&Hu Design and Research Office with Lyndon Neri in 2004, an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Through her practice, Hu has reinforced a core vision: to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a critical paradigm in architecture, while believing strongly in research as a design tool, as each project bears its unique set of contextual issues.

Hu was appointed as the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2019, and taught as the distinguished Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor Chair at Yale School of Architecture in 2018.

Hu is also the Founding Partner and Creative Executive of Design Republic in Shanghai, a design platform incorporating retail concept, design/cultural exhibitions and education. In 2015, Hu was appointed as the Creative Director of Stellar Works, and has served on the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since 2018.

Hu and her firm have received a distinguished list of international awards spanning the fields of architecture, interior design, industrial design, and graphic design: The Madrid Design Festival Award (2020); Design for Asia Grand Award (2020); The Blueprint Overall Award for Design (2019); The PLAN Award (2018); Designer of the Year, Elle Deco International Design Awards (2017); Interior Designers of the Year, Iconic Awards (2017); INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors (2017); Designer of the Year, Elle Deco Japan Design Awards (2016); Dezeen Hotlist (2016); Designer of the Year, Maison & Objet Asia (2015); Designer of the Year, Wallpaper* (2014); Far Eastern Architectural Design Award (2014); US Interior Design Hall of Fame induction (2013); Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award (2010); Red Dot Award in Communication (2010); Design Vanguard, Architectural Record (2009).

Born and raised in Taiwan, China, Hu received her Master of Architecture and Urban Planning at Princeton University and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC Berkeley with a minor in music.

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