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Sylvia Kwan



  • Architecture
  • Civic
  • Higher Education
  • Principal
Sylvia Kwan
  • Principal

“In order to be a global design leader, one has to always be on the leading edge of discovery.  Not only in design exploration but in all things that lead to the best solution.”

Sylvia Kwan is a principal in the San Francisco office. She has practiced in San Francisco for more than 35 years and her past and present designs continue to impact the built environment in the Bay Area. She has a broad portfolio of building type experience and a focused expertise in the Transportation and Higher Education markets. Sylvia takes great pride in building relationships with clients and exceeding their expectations.

“It is a privilege to be creative every day of my life. Whether it’s design ideas, or innovation concepts, or marketing creativity, I never get bored.”

Sylvia is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and has served on AIA boards at both national and local chapter levels. She has also received numerous awards and personal recognitions for her design and business achievements, including the San Francisco Business Times’ 75 Most Influential Women in Business.

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