Architects, Founders @ Neri&Hu – CHINA
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the founding partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Whether through objects of intimate daily use or vessels of inhabitation, they seek an approach to design that draws from multiple disciplines to provide experiences that enrich contemporary life while still keeping a critical linkage to a collective history.
Alongside their design practice, Lyndon and Rossana have been deeply committed to architectural education and have lectured across the globe in various universities and professional forums. Together, they were appointed as the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2019 and received the distinguished Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor Chair at Yale School of Architecture in 2018. They have previously taught at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. They co-authored and edited Persistence of Vision: Shanghai Architects in Dialogue, published by MCCM Creations in 2007.
Lyndon and Rossana are also Founding Partners of Design Republic in Shanghai since 2006, a design platform incorporating retail concept, design and cultural exhibitions, and education. In 2015, they were appointed as the Creative Directors of Stellar Works, an international furniture brand that honors and advances the spirit and heritage of Asian crafts and traditions. Lyndon has been a board member of Roll & Hill LLC. in Brooklyn since 2010, and Rossana has served on the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since 2018.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Lyndon received his Master of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Rossana received her Master of Architecture and Urban Planning at Princeton University and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in music.
Photo credit: Jiaxi Yang & Zhu Zhe