Discreet by Design
Architect Howard Backen makes a statement with understatement in wine country
From the Jun 15, 2009, issue
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.
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