Mike McSwain

9:32am

Fri May 11, 2012
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Shreveport architects navigate Chinese business customs

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain (left) and project manager Travis Jore, sightsee while on business in Suzhou, China.

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.

8:37am

Thu May 10, 2012
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Shreveport architecture firm seeks work in China

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain says taking on Chinese design projects "scratch his creative itch."

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.