Dr. Xiao Hu teaches architecture and urban design as an associate professor at the University of Idaho, in the United States. He completed his PhD and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and B. Arch from Chongqing Jianzhu University in China. He is also a licensed architect in China.

Dr. Hu’s teaching and research interests focus on urban sustainability,community development and the architectural representation of the broader cultural, social, political and psychological transformation. His publications address those issues in the cases of North America, East Asia and the Middle East. He has served for editorial boards for multiple academic journals and is writing a book on the change of architecture in China during the 1950s, which will be published by Routledge.

In addition, he has also actively engaged in design practices. His most recent project is a community civic center located in the outskirt of Shanghai which is expected to be constructed in the end of 2022.