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Group Profile

Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group 


Based in Shanghai, the modern metropolis of China, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group (hereinafter referred to as Xian Dai) has held its position as one of the largest and most influential architectural and engineering design firms in China for the past 60 years. Since its origin in 1952, Xian Dai has grown and developed into an integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting group incorporating 16 professional subsidiary companies providing a full spectrum of services. For several years, Xian Dai has been included in the list of “Top 150 Global Design Firms” published by the US magazine ‘Engineering News Record’ (ENR), widely referred to as the bible of the construction industry. In 2014, Xian Dai was ranked 58th by ENR.

 


Professional Team

Xian Dai recognizes and treats its employees as the most valuable and treasured assets. At present, Xian Dai employs more than 6,000 professional staff, with several of them recognized as the most famous professionals in their field in China. Xian Dai’s specially arranged project teams made up of experienced professionals from various disciplines collaborate closely with our clients to achieve the optimum outcome for every project.


Markets & Cooperation  

Xian Dai has projects spreading across 29 cities in China. It has established 28 branch offices around the country, created a wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong and set up a branch in Abu Dhabi. In the 1970s, Xian Dai began to participate in international projects and develop its overseas markets. Xian Dai has now successfully completed several significant projects in more than 20 countries across the globe. Xian Dai applies a teambuilding and cooperative approach to its undertaking of its clients’ assignments, encouraging strong partnerships among employees, clients, contractors and consultants alike. More than 400 projects have been completed in collaboration with some of the most famous international design firms from countries such as the USA, the UK, France, Germany and Japan.


Integrated Service Solution  

Xian Dai provides clients with a ‘one-stop’ service solution, which encompasses the whole lifecycle of a project. The services Xian Dai provides are fully comprehensive and include: pre-stage consultation, feasibility studies, master planning and urban design, architectural design, structural engineering, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing), municipal engineering, general contracting, project management, landscaping, interior design, water conservancy, scientific & technological consultation, and investment & development. By providing an array of experts from all disciplines under one roof, Xian Dai offers clients a single point of responsibility and accountability, and a team working with utmost commitment to ensure each project's success.



Experience & Achievements

Xian Dai has undertaken virtually every type of project design. Its superior quality architectural and engineering design has generated some of China's most significant and enduring buildings. Xian Dai has completed more than 30,000 projects, among which over 1400 projects have been granted National or Municipal Awards for Outstanding Planning and Design Achievements. In 2012, Xian Dai was granted “Quality Integrity Credit” by China Quality Evaluation Association. Since 2008, Xian Dai has been recognized as one of the nation's “High-tech Enterprises”. Over the years, Xian Dai has either taken charge of or participated in formulating national, industrial and Shanghai municipal norms and standards which have been published in over 200 books. It has obtained over 200 Intellectual Property Rights, including 21 invention patents.


Vision  

Xian Dai subscribes to its motto “Creation Accomplishes Dreams”as the organization’s guiding principle. Perfectly combining the classic with the modern, art with commerce, comfort with functionality, and the aesthetic with the technologically advanced, Xian Dai designs unique and sophisticated buildings, so as to achieve full customer satisfaction. Xian Dai believes that good design is achieved through the combination of creativity, technical expertise, experience and attention to detail.