Rob McGowan developed a love for high design when he was just a boy, inspired back then by his father’s role as the U.S. distributor for Cassina and Knoll. In the early 1990’s, Rob founded a high-end optical and designer eyewear business that was later acquired by Italian conglomerate Luxottica. For the next chapter of his life, Rob once again looked to what he enjoyed most: Design.
After establishing a working relationship with PoliformSpa in Los Angeles, he set his sights on opening his own showroom in Sun Valley, Idaho. In 2005, Rob opened the doors to Architectural Resources - the first and only contemporary furniture showroom in Sun Valley. Since then, the business has grown to include an additional 2,500 square feet of showroom space and secured exclusive distribution for B&B Italia. Rob is very involved in his community, sitting on the boards of both the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and The Community School. He resides in Sun Valley with his two children, Chloe and Peter.