Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects
Stags Leap Residence Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer
About the Firm
2352 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965
T 415.289.3860 | F 415.289.3666
1421 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
T 707.967.1920 | F 707.967.1924 http://www.bgarch.com
New York City & Mid-Atlantic
San Francisco & Bay Area
Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects was originally established in 1996 as Backen Gillam Architects, by principals Howard J. Backen, FAIA and Jim Gillam, AIA The firm has two offices, one located in Sausalito near the San Francisco Bay waterfront and the other in St. Helena near Howard’s home in Oakville. Loren Kroeger along with principal Elizabeth Mitchell, AIA and the firm’s 70 employees, bring a wide range of experience to Backen, Gillam & Kroeger projects. This experience enables the firm to provide clients with the very best in design and project management in a number of specialty building types, including private residences, resorts, restaurants and wineries. In the fifteen years since its opening, the firm has designed over 35 upscale homes, 35 wineries, six major resorts, 18 restaurants, a new line of retail stores called Williams Sonoma Home, an equestrian center, The Napa Valley Reserve (a private members-only vineyard and winery which has approximately 400 members), and the Performing Arts Center for St. Helena, CA.
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Solage Calistoga Pool - The Solage Calistoga resort is located just off the Silverado Trail and features rustic elements combined with a touch of urbanism. Pool shown at dusk.
Solage Spa Pool & Bathhouse - Pool and bathhouse within the Solage Calistoga resort.
From The Land - Backen Gillam Kroeger Architects: From The Land - Backen Gillam Kroeger ArchitectsText by Daniel Gregory, Foreword by Diane KeatonPub Date: October 15, 2013Howard Backen, is at the center of a popular movement in home design that emphasizes elegant simplicity and embraces the rustic charm of natural materials. This volume, the first on his work and that of the firm, is an artful exploration of this aesthetic, featuring farmhouses in the Napa Valley, hilltop homes, seaside retreats, and lakeside hideaways. Photo: Cover Image by Adrian Gregorutti
Wine Country : Architecture and Interiors: Gibbs Smith, Publisher 2004 Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer
Pottery Barn Design Library: Weldon Owen, Publisher 2003Oakville Residence Photo: Alan Williams
Architektur & Wohnen: Architektur & Wohnen, Versteckspiel Am See, August-September 2007Stags Leap Residence Photo: Alan Weintraub / Arcaid
Robb Report: Robb Report, Car Of The Year, February 2005The Napa Valley Reserve Photo: Cordero Studios
Restoration Hardware: Restoration Hardware, Source Book, Spring 2011SF Design Gallery
Restoration Harware - Spring 2012 Source Book: Exterior, Restoration Hardware's Houston Gallery Photo: Kathryn Barnard