International luxury design firm Wilson Associates is joining forces with East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd. (ECADI). In a joint statement, the firms announced that their partnership will create a dominant new force in the architectural design industry.

“As one of the world’s most renowned architecture firms, we wanted to align our company with a strategic partner that will strengthen our international footprint,” said Mr. QIN Yun, Chairman of Xian Dai. “In Wilson Associates, we have found a like-minded company that shares our passion for excellent design and desire to secure high-end market share.”

“Partnering with another design powerhouse will present our eight global offices with exciting new design opportunities,” said Olivier Chavy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilson Associates. “Together, we will offer our clients a fully-integrated design service; a team comprised of the world’s most talented designers and architects.”

ECADI has completed more than 30,000 landmark design and consulting projects including five of the world’s tallest buildings: Wuhan Greenland Center, Dalian Greenland Center, Shanghai World Financial Center, Zifeng Mansion, and Wuhan Center.

Wilson Associates and ECADI have already collaborated on a variety of projects: Doubletree by Hilton Luneng, Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Chongming, The Ritz-Carlton, Wuhan and Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an Huamin.

Wilson Associates offers ECADI a 43-year design legacy with a portfolio comprised of more than 3,000 hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos and high-end commercial and residential properties. ECADI offers Wilson Associates a portfolio of cultural and convention centers, transportation hubs, theaters and ultra-high rise office buildings. To date, Wilson Associates has designed and installed more than one million guestrooms in thousands of hotels worldwide. Moving forward, Wilson Associates will maintain their name and brand identity.