The Kwan Henmi office environment is a welcoming, collaborative, and dynamic workspace. We are dedicated to providing a professional, fun, and rewarding work environment for our employees.
The dynamic, growing Kwan Henmi Team, located in San Francisco’s FiDi, is comprised of passionate and self-motivated team players. From weekly Eat-Drink-Crits, tech-talks, happy hours, and holiday parties, to the occasional game of ping-pong, there are many opportunities to connect with the team. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a design-oriented, transit-friendly workplace, and opportunities for professional growth.
Kwan Henmi hires professionals at all levels with exceptional technical, design, organizational and communication skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SYLVIA KWAN, FAIA, LEED AP
Sylvia Kwan founded Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning in 1980 with a commitment to the success of her clients and the realization of their design objectives. Her balance of architectural design expertise paired with her strong communication and leadership skill has enabled Kwan Henmi to have a 37-year legacy within the San Francisco community.
In addition to numerous awards for architectural design, Sylvia’s personal recognitions include being named among Honoree for Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence, and San Francisco Business Times’ 100 Largest Women Owned Companies as well as being listed as one of SFBT’s Largest Bay Area Architectural firms.
Sylvia received both her B.A. in Architecture with Honors and her Masters of Architecture at University of California at Berkeley. She is a licensed architect in the State of California.
DENIS HENMI, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB
President & CEO
Denis brings more than 42 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the complex issues concerning building in an urban environment. Denis has served as project principal for many of Kwan Henmi’s multifamily housing, civic, and transportation projects. He is presently leading the final architectural design effort for the $1.6 billion dollar Central Subway project in San Francisco.
Denis was awarded NCARB’s highest honor, the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Having served on several National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) committees, he played a key role in California’s adoption of the NCARB’s Intern Development Program (IDP). He served as president, vice president, and master commissioner over two terms on the California Architects Board, and was awarded the Octavius Morgan Distinguished Service Award for 2011.
Denis earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed architect in the States of California, Hawaii, and Washington.