Nero Chenxuan He

Adjunct Instructor

B.S. Arch, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

M. Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture

B.S. Arch, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

M. Arch., Southern California Institute of Architecture

Nero Chenxuan He is a Beijing-born educator, an architectural designer, and a digital artist. He has been studying architecture and design in the United States and Denmark. He leads his own creative practice whose work has been exhibited in various countries. He is currently teaching studio and seminar at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Prior to joining Virginia Tech, He, as a collaborator of Testa & Weiser, also taught at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He has been developing workflows in physical constructions and automavisions. He is interested in creating quasi-autonomous procedures to re-see and upcycle through a non-human-centric perspective. He has been a guest lecturer at different institutions including the recent Speculative Design Lecture Series at Bartlett UCL. He has also worked on architecture projects in different scales at Zaha Hadid Architects, Information Based Architecture, Wei Architects, and many more architectural firms and studios. He worked with Dream the Combine for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) competition and won the final competition which allowed them to construct an architectural installation, Hide & Seek, in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Architecture from University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc.