The Firm


DLR Group|Kwan Henmi (formerly Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Inc.) was founded in 1980 by Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED® AP and Denis Henmi, FAIA, LEED® AP, NCARB.

We are an architecture firm based in San Francisco, employing 28 staff.  Our firm is dedicated to providing high quality architecture, interior design and planning services in the residential, educational, civic, transportation, and commercial market sectors.

We believe in making a meaningful contribution towards the built environment in the communities we serve.

We are a certified San Francisco Green Business within the State of California.


We design thought-provoking, modern architecture utilizing the best contemporary building technologies and practices.

We value good design as critical in making positive contributions towards the built environment in the communities we serve.

The collaborative process is central to our design methodology.  We bring together the diverse experience of our staff and consultants, and our extensive local knowledge, to deliver exceptional design and value to our clients.