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01-13-2007, 06:50 AM

Sylvia Kwan was born in Hong Kong, where she lived for eight and a half years before moving with her parents and five siblings to Los Angeles. After graduation from high school, she relocated to the Bay Area where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Kwan is the founder and Chairman of a renowned architectural firm located in San Francisco. As Chairman, she is responsible for strategic planning and development for her award-winning firm. She has resided as the Board Chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of a number of Bay Area non-profit and for-profit boards. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Kwan is especially proud of designing the interiors of Pacific Bell Park (now AT&T Park), home of the San Francisco Giants.

Kwan describes herself as creative, energetic and determined, and according to her husband, holds the unofficial title of “Ultimate Consumer.” In her spare time, Kwan plays tennis, skis, hikes and plays golf. She’s also happy that she finally learned how to swim, because it was sink or swim as a Survivor contestant. Kwan's never met an exercise routine she didn’t like, keeping in shape with Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi, and any new type of gym equipment introduced.

Kwan resides in Marin County with her husband of 26 years, Denis Henmi. They are currently building their dream house, a mid-century modern creation that was inspired by years of designing homes for their clients. Kwan and Henmi have two children, Drew, 18 and Derek, 15. Kwan was born on August 18, 1954.



Colors Pale green, gold, purple, light blue
Scents Lavender, amber, verbena, patchouli, jasmine
Flowers Dahlia, lily, tube rose
Board Games Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Clue, Jeopardy
Video Games Jeopardy
Sports to Play Tennis, golf, skiing
Sports Teams San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers
Outdoor Activities Hiking, jogging, running
TV Shows Jeopardy, The Apprentice, Shark
Movies Out of Africa, Akeelah and the Bee, The Sound of Music
Music Jazz, classical, rock, reggae
Magazines Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Simple Living, Architecture Record
Books/Authors Joyce Carol Oates, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf
Cereals GOLEAN
Fruits Mango, grapes, apple, banana, guava, cherries, pear
Snack Foods Almonds, mixed nuts, whole wheat crackers, peanut butter toast
Cookies Chocolate chip--sugarless
Candy Bars Anything sugarless, dark chocolate
Alcoholic Drinks Red wine, white wine, low-carb beer, vodka
Non-Alcoholic Iced tea, sparkling water

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01-14-2007, 10:47 AM
Let's see if she can make it far!

01-15-2007, 12:35 PM
It's about time we had an older Asian female on reality tv. She's pretty and looks younger than her age.

01-15-2007, 04:42 PM
I agree, she looks good for her age. If she has a good personality, she could be a favorite of mine too

01-16-2007, 06:26 PM
Awwww just looking at her makes me think she looks so sweet. Very true on the hardly no older asian ladies on tv. I wonder how her and the something man will get along.

12-28-2009, 07:50 PM