Established in 1950, China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Corp. Ltd ("CSWADI") is one of the earliest class-A state-owned architectural design institutes with largest scale and full disciplines. It is controlled by China State Construction Engineering Corporation, a world top 500 enterprise.
In its 70 years' history, CSWADI has undertaken the design of nearly 10,000 projects across all provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China and over 10 countries and regions in the world. It is one of the large architectural design institutes in China with independent right to operate overseas and has been participated in the design of numerous projects abroad. In recent years, centered on the architecture industrial chain, CSWADI formed a development mode under which the "three major businesses", i.e., design and consulting, EPC and investment, are interlinked, and has achieved the transformation in the whole process and full industrial chain from distributed and single operation to concentrated and branding operation by creating brand with design, expanding through EPC and increasing the benefits through investment. It is now leading the similar enterprises across the country.
As the largest architectural design institute in Southwest China and an important state-owned key enterprise for national construction, its business covers in various sectors, including architectural and engineering design, rail transit design (TOD mode), urban planning and design, municipal engineering design, landscape design, project supervision, cost estimate, EPC, project management and real estate development. In recent years, numerous honors have been awarded to CSWADI, including "Advanced Collective of Central Government-owned Enterprise", "National Excellent Enterprise in Engineering Quality Management", "China Top 10 Architectural Design Companies", "Design Institute with Most Valuable Brand in China" and "National May Day Labor Medal".
CSWADI and its subsidiaries have nearly 5,000 employees in total. Over the years, CSWADI has cultivated numerous experts, including 6 national experts in engineering investigation and design, 6 provincial academic and technical leaders, 26 employees enjoying special government allowance, and 23 provincial experts in engineering design. The number of high-end professionals retained by CSWADI ranks the first place among the similar enterprises.
For the past few years, CSWADI has implemented the national regional development strategy and proactively promoted the regional work. Currently, CSWADI has set up branches in 17 regions including Chongqing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Tibet, Guangdong, Henan, Anhui, Hunan, Yunnan, Fujian, Guizhou, Xiongan, Beijing, Shandong, Zunyi and Hainan.
CSWADI considers "Serving the Society with Meticulous Design" as its duty and always adheres to the purpose of prospering architectural creations to constantly improve and innovate design concepts, making every efforts to design quality architectural works. CSWADI has won more than 1,000 national, ministerial and provincial awards for its excellence in engineering design and scientific research, and 5 national golden prizes, 4 silver prizes and 5 bronze prize for excellent design. 4 National Prizes for Progress in Science and Technology have been awarded to CSWADI successively in the past few years in the field of scientific research; and more than 40 Ministerial and Provincial Prizes for Progress in Science and Technology (including the head office) are awarded.
CSWADI has proposed a "1371" strategic target on the basis that CSWADI fulfills its "13th Five-year Plan" in 2020 according to the strategic planning of the Central Committee of the CPC and the CSCEC's strategic targets of "One Creation and Five Strong Points", the transformation and upgrading are further solidified and the brand building is further enhanced: "1" means building a world first-class design corporation as its general guide for development; "3" means that at least 3 sub-disciplines reach global advanced level; "7" means ranking at least at 70th place among the Top 150 Global Design Firms by ERN; and "1" means the business revenue will be RMB10 billion.
CSWADI will make dream for the new journey while walking into the new era. CSWADI will deepen the implementation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and center on the "One Development and Five Strong Points" and "1371" development target in accordance with the requirements of "Three Leaders", "Three Leaderships" and "Three Models". CSWADI will take world first-class design firms as the benchmark to improve its strength for becoming stronger, better, larger and stabler, and increase the input in originality training and international cooperation to create the world-oriented and future-oriented core competitiveness, so as to make greater achievements in the new era.