Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu
Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu are Founding Partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office; a multi-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China, which was selected as one of the ten firms for Design Vanguard 2009 by Architectural Record, USA. Neri received a Master of Architecture at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Previously, he was the Director for Projects in Asia and an Associate for Michael Graves & Associates in Princeton for over 10 years, and also worked in New York City for various architectural firms. Rossana Hu received a 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. Hu previously 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.
In 2006, Neri was selected by I.D. Magazine as one of the 40 designers globally who deserve more attention in the “I.D. 40”. He is currently teaching at Hong Kong University Architecture Graduate School together with Hu. He served as an active visiting critic for design schools in the US such as Princeton University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of California at Berkeley, and Syracuse University. Neri and Hu have been invited to lecture at 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. Together with Hu, Neri published and edited ‘Persistence of Vision’ in 2009. The book is a beginning of a series of exploration on architecture and urban issues in major cities in China. They are also founding partners of Design Republic.
Hu received the Perspective Award as one of the ‘40 under 40’ prominent designers shaping Hong Kong and Greater China. She is a Founding Panel Member of 100% Design Shanghai, and the Regional Advisor for The Atlas of 21st Century Architecture, published by Phaidon Press. 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. She has won numerous traveling fellowship awards and has been a guest design critic at Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and Syracuse University.