Mike McSwain

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain has sought out design work in China over the past two years. He says courting clients there is steeped in ancient tradition and feels like a social test.

China's booming economy has one Shreveport architecture firm expanding its horizon, taking on large commercial design projects a world away in Beijing and Chengdu. Mike McSwain says he hopes to open a satellite office in Chengdu to help manage the workflow of Chinese projects. His firm is currently designing a senior citizen housing project in Beijing and a research park in Chengdu.