Board Members


Board President | Governor Appointee | Architect Member

Sylvia Kwan
Sylvia Kwan

Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED™ AP BD+C, is an architect member of the Board since 2013 and currently the Board President. Kwan founded Kwan Henmi Architecture and Planning Inc. in 1980 and in 2017 became a principal of DLR Group | Kwan Henmi. Her portfolio includes civic, education, transportation, residential, and commercial developments in communities across the Bay Area. Kwan has served as Director of AIA National Board, the California Council Board, and the San Francisco Chapter Board. She is also a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Council boards. Kwan received both her Artium Baccalaureus in architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Western Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Kwan chairs the Board’s Executive Committee and serves on the Communications Committee.

Her term expires on June 30, 2019.

Board Vice President | Governor Appointee | Architect Member

Tian Feng
Tian Feng

Tian Feng, FAIA, FCSI, is an architect member of the Board since 2014 and currently the Board Vice President.

Feng is the District Architect for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) since 2001, where he focuses his work on developing and implementing design and construction standards for transit facilities and climate resiliency for infrastructure. Prior to BART, he also practiced architectural consulting, construction expert witnessing, and teaching with employments including Jacobs Engineering and University of Southern California (USC).

Feng is a fellow of The American Institute of Architects and a fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute. He received a Master of Building Science from the School of Architecture at USC and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Engineering from Tongji University. He serves on NCARB’s Certification Alternatives Review Team and NAAB’s Architectural Accreditation Visiting Team.

Feng chairs the Board’s Professional Qualifications Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. His term expires on June 30, 2021.

Board Secretary | Senate Rules Committee Appointee | Public Member

Denise Campos
Denise Campos

Denise Campos is a public member of the Board since 2014 and currently the Board Secretary. She has over 16 years of experience working in community and government relations. Campos works for Southern California Gas Company’s Regional Public Affairs team. Prior to that, Campos worked for several Los Angeles local elected officials. She is a graduate from San Diego State University with dual bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Mexican American Studies, and is a member of the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Leadership Institute 2014. Campos serves on the Board’s Executive Committee and Communications Committee.

Her term expires on June 30, 2018.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Architect Member

Jon A. Baker
Jon A. Baker

Jon A. Baker, FAIA, LEED™ AP, is an architect member of the Board since 2005. As partner at Baker Nowicki Design Studio, LLP in San Diego, Baker and his team specialize in the design of educational, civic, senior housing / long-term care and healthcare facilities. He also has extensive experience with California state organizations, including the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the Division of the State Architect, and the Department of Education. Baker chairs NCARB’s Procedures and Documents Committee and WCARB’s Executive Committee. He previously served as Region VI Director to the NCARB Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012.

His term expired on June 30, 2017, but he is now serving a one-year "grace period" per Business and Professions Code section 5515.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Architect Member

Pasqual Gutierrez
Pasqual Gutierrez

Pasqual V. Gutierrez, AIA, is an architect member of the Board since 2006. A resident of Walnut, Gutierrez has served HMC Architects in the various capacities of senior project architect, associate, senior associate and currently serves as principal. From 1988 to 1999, he was principal of the architecture firm The Gutierrez Partnership before joining HMC. Prior to that, Gutierrez was an architect with the interior design firm Reel Grobman Associates from 1983 to 1988. He serves on NCARB’s Certification Alternatives Review Team. Gutierrez also serves on the Board’s Professional Qualifications Committee.

His term expires on June 30, 2020.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Public Member

Ebony Lewis
Ebony Lewis

Ebony Lewis is a public member of the Board since 2014. Lewis has been with Kaiser Permanente since 2005 and currently works as a Service Quality Consultant. She previously managed Southern California regional projects and supported physicians in residency training, built physician capacity, and developed diversity recruitment through outreach strategies. Lewis is a member of the University of Southern California Society of Trojan Women, Women in Health Administration, Junior League of Los Angeles, and a Co-Founder of the Black Los Angeles Young Democrats. She earned an Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy. Lewis serves on the Board’s Professional Qualifications Committee.

Her term expires on June 30, 2019.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Public Member

Matthew McGuinness
Matthew McGuinness

Matthew McGuinness is a public member of the Board since 2012. A resident of San Francisco, McGuinness is president of Interior Design Services (IDS), Inc. and has worked there since 1988. Prior to becoming president at IDS, he worked in several other capacities including: vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate, and bookkeeper. McGuinness serves on the Board’s Executive Committee and Regulatory and Enforcement Committee.

His term expires on June 30, 2020.

Board Member | Speaker of the Assembly Appointee | Public Member

Robert C. Pearman, Jr.
Robert C. Pearman, Jr.

Robert C. Pearman, Jr. is a public member of the Board since 2016. He has been a California real estate and public agency lawyer for 30 years, focusing on public works, redevelopment, real estate, construction, affordable housing, financial institutions, and litigation law. Pearman has represented diverse clients, such as housing departments, redevelopment agencies, transportation authorities, cities, banks and mortgage lenders, construction companies, and real estate developers. He is currently Of Counsel to the law firm Sanders, Roberts, LLP. Pearman is also an arbitrator and a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Neutrals (Commercial and Construction Disputes Panels), State of California Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel, and Caltrans Dispute Resolution Board. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. Pearman serves on the Board’s Regulatory and Enforcement Committee.

His term expires on June 30, 2019.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Public Member

Nilza Serrano
Nilza Serrano

Nilza Serrano is a public member of the Board since 2013. A resident of Eagle Rock, Serrano founded TMS Production and Post Production firm, while maintaining a steadfast commitment to public service. She serves on the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors to ensure that future generations have access while preserving the house and gardens. Serrano also serves on the Board of Directors for HOPE-PAC, a Political Action Committee. Her advocacy helps to build and leverage opportunity, education and outreach to benefit community based services. Serrano chairs the Board’s Communications Committee.

Her term expires on June 30, 2020.

Board Member | Governor Appointee | Architect Member

Barry Williams
Barry Williams

Barry Williams is an architect member of the Board since 2014. Williams has been principal architect and owner of Barry Lorenz Williams Associates since 2010, where he was principal architect and owner from 1981 to 1998, and has been a lecturer at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo since 1979. He currently is the off-campus coordinator for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design program in Mexico. He was a principal architect at Westberg and White Inc. Architects and Planners from 1998 to 2010 and was a research analyst and professional liability specialist at Design Professionals Insurance Company from 1995 to 2001. He earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Science in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Williams chairs the Board’s Regulatory and Enforcement Committee and serves on the Professional Qualifications Committee.

His term expires on June 30, 2018.