Discreet by Design

Architect Howard Backen makes a statement with understatement in wine country
Tim Fish
Issue: June 15, 2009

Architect Howard Backen doesn't want you to notice his buildings, not right away at least. If he designs a winery or restaurant that grabs your attention, Backen feels he has failed. "It's like reading a good book, you know," Backen says.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 18, 2009.

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