Noero was the Director of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Cape Town from 2000 to 2005. He was a tenured professor at that institution from 2000 to 2015, and is an emeritus professor of the same university.
He was also the Pietro Belluschi Visiting Professor of Design at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in 2004 and the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture and Director of Graduate Studies at Washington University, St Louis, USA from 1996 to 2001.
Noero was awarded the Emma Smith Art Scholarship for overseas study from The University of Natal, where he also received the Professor Alexander Petrie Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and Humanities in 1997.
In 1994, Noero received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Brighton University. He was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001 and an International Fellow in 2010. He was also elected as an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2015. Noero was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Science of South Africa in 2001, received the Gold Medal for Architecture from the South African Institute of Architects in 2010, and is an Alumnus of the Salzburg Seminar.