Rossana Hu co-founded Neri&Hu Design and Research Office with Lyndon Neri in 2006, an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai. 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.

Alongside her design practice, Rossana has been deeply committed to architectural education and has lectured across the globe in various universities and professional forums. She was appointed the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice in 2023 at the University of California, Berkeley; the Design Critic in 2023 and 2021, and the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture in 2019 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor in 2022 and Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor Chair in 2018 at the Yale School of Architecture. Rossana was appointed as Chair of the Department of Architecture at Tongji University in 2021 and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, effective spring semester 2024.

Hu is also Founding Partner of Design Republic in Shanghai since 2004, a design platform incorporating retail concept, design and cultural exhibitions, and education. In 2015, she were appointed as the Creative Director of Stellar Works, and has served on the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since 2018.

Hu 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.