Discreet by Design
Architect Howard Backen makes a statement with understatement in wine country
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.