Xian Dai Architecture Design Group with its abundant experience and capabilities, has completed a large number of landmark projects in China and in turn emerged as the leader in design.

Our history
On May 19, 1952, East China Industry Bureau Architectural Design Company – Shanghai’s first state-owned design institute and predecessor of East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI) – was established. In the following year, Shanghai Municipal Architectural Engineering Bureau Manufacture and Technology Office established its own Design Division – as Shanghai’s first municipal design institute. It was the predecessor of Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (SIADR). Both were pioneers for New China’s architectural design industry based in Shanghai.  With this origin, the predecessors of Xian Dai, ECADI and SIADR, commenced their forward journey in which they would engrave their footmarks all over China and the globe, making great contributions to the development of construction worldwide!

In March 1998, with the Government’s support, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute and Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research were merged into Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd, a high-tech enterprise centering on architectural design.

Engineering projects mainly designed by the Group amount to more than 30,000, covering 29 provinces and cities domestically and 54 countries and regions internationally; more than 70% of the landmark buildings in Shanghai are designed by the Group. In 2015, the Group listed its main business of design and consulting by integrating East China Architectural Design & Research Institute into ARCPLUS Group PLC, and became the controlling shareholder of ARCPLUS.