Sebastian enjoyed a vicarious thrill last week when we noticed that Backen & Gillam Architects was named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list for 2020.

“Synonymous with modern wine-country style” is how Architectural Digest describes the work of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects.

Backen, Gillam & Kroeger’s experience in specialty building types covers a broad spectrum, including private residences, resorts, restaurants and wineries.

In the 20 years since its opening, the firm has designed over 50 upscale homes, 40 wineries, seven major resorts, 20 restaurants, a new line of retail stores for RH (Restoration Hardware) and Williams Sonoma Home, an equestrian center, The Napa Valley Reserve, and the Performing Arts Center for St. Helena, Calif. Many of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger’s projects are complex, multi-use properties, and all are built to the firm’s carefully designed master plans.

Best of all was the project photo on Backen & Gillam’s AD100 profile:

It’s our collaboration, Texas Horse Ranch. Congratulations to Backen & Gillam Architects on this well-deserved recognition.

See more of the AD100 professionals here.