In 2005, Rob McGowan founded arcasa (formerly Architectural Resources) as the region’s exclusive dealer for Italian cabinet manufacturer Poliform. Over the years, arcasa has curated its offerings to include the world’s finest furniture collections – B&B Italia, Poltona Frau, Minotti, Flexform, Cassina, Riva 1920, and Antonio Lupi, to name a few. (View our brands >>)
While arcasa has projects that span from Hawaii to Miami, they happily call Sun Valley home and plan to continue to do so in their recently expanded 6,000 square foot showroom.
Rob McGowan developed a love for high design when he was just a boy, inspired his Father's role in Italian imports and high end retail. In the early1990s, Rob founded a high-end optical and designer eyewear business that was later acquired by an Italian conglomerate. 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 to service the Intermountain West. In 2005, Rob opened the doors to Architectural Resources (now arcasa) - the first and only contemporary furniture showroom in Sun Valley. Since then, the business has grown to over 6000 feet and become one of only a hand full of B&B Italia mono brand stores along with securing exclusive distribution to Cassina, Minotti, Poltona Frau and Flexform.
Rob remains very involved in the community, having served multiple terms on both the Sun Valley Center for the arts as well as Community school boards. He calls Sun Valley home with his two children, Chloe and Peter.
HEAD OF DESIGN
Originally from Ohio, Steve studied Visual Communications at Kent State University. He took this academic background and kicked off his career in interior design in Florida. After a few years, Steve brought his design experience to Ketchum and has made a name for himself in the Valley since 2007.
Steve’s design style is contemporary with an organic edge; he emphasizes simplicity and timelessness. As arcasa's head of interiors, Steve manipulates and unites textures, color palettes, and scale to create client-oriented environments. In addition to his clean yet creative eye, Steve’s innate understanding of people is fundamental is his design practice. With this intuition, Steve translates the client’s functional needs and aesthetic vision into a stunning, comprehensive final product.
Born and raised in Sun Valley, Adelle has has always had a passion for all things design. She joined the arcasa team as a draftsperson and quickly became well versed in Italian cabinetry, CAD and archicad programs.
Her understanding of scale and placement along with an appreciation of clean linear design is executed through her cabinetry, furniture, and other design services. Her work is exemplary of the arcasa philosophy and she is an integral part of the team.
Hether handles all arcasa's accounting and finance efforts. She has more than 20 years of experience in her field, serving as a consultant to a number of complex businesses; Hether has worked closely with the arcasa team for years.
Hether took two winter quarters off while studying at UC San Diego to come ski Sun Valley in the 90’s. She made it back to the valley to raise her children in 2007 and enjoys many aspects of the active Sun Valley mountain life.