President Bradley Bowers
B.F.A. Industrial Design, SCAD; M.F.A. Furniture Design, SCAD
Bradley Bowers began his design career at the age of five, making sculptures out of flour and water for his mother. This obsession with creating something out of ideas would persist into his high school years where he first took up a paint brush and found himself adept at manipulating color into images. After leaving high school he pursued a degree in Industrial Design, fueled by those early days of making little things out of random materials. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in furniture design at his Alma Mater, the Savannah College of Art and Design. He doesn’t dwell in the known, only the unknown. He doesn’t like the possible, only the impossible. He does like pastries.
Treasurer Tripp Armstrong
B.F.A. Architecture, SCAD
ICC Advisor Zarni Ko
B.F.A. Industrial Design, SCAD; M.F.A Design Management, SCAD
Born and raised in Burma, Zarni Ko is a graduate student in design management with a bachelors in industrial design, and you may find samples of his work at www.zarniko.com. Zarni is joining SNU as past President of the International Students Organization of Swinburne University of Malaysia. He has expressed a passionate interest in complementing the goals of our organization through his experience and mission as a designer.
Faculty Advisor David Gobel, Ph.D.
B.Arch., Texas Tech University; M.A., Princeton University; M.Arch.Hist., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Princeton University
David Gobel, Ph.D., teaches courses in Renaissance and Baroque architecture, 20th-century architecture, urban form, theory and criticism, and garden and villa architecture. He has received several awards and fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hays/Spanish government fellowship for study in Spain. With department chair Robin Williams, he founded the biennial Savannah Symposium and has co-directed several of the symposia. He served as co-editor of ARRIS: The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and has also edited journals at the University of Virginia and Princeton University. Gobel is an active member of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and served as president from 2005-07. His research areas include 16th-century urbanism in Spain, the theoretical writings of Philibert de l’Orme, the architecture of the Protestant Reformation, and the urban plan of Savannah.
Honorary Trustee Tony Thomas
Alderman and Chairman of the Savannah City Council
Alderman Thomas was first elected to the Savannah City Council in 1999. He is currently in his 3rd term and serves as the Council Chairman since 2005. Thomas is a native of Savannah who graduated from Windsor Forest High School in 1984. He attended Armstrong Atlantic State University and Savannah State University before launching a successful advertising firm based in Savannah. He also holds a Georgia real estate broker’s license. Actively involved, Thomas serves on the United Way Board, Southside YMCA Board, and as the council liaison for the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Leadership Training Institute for the National League of Cities; the Community and Economic Development Steering Committee for NLC; the Georgia Municipal Association’s Municipal Training Board; and 12th District 3rd Vice President for GMA.
SCAD SNU CHAPTER FOUNDER Christopher Carlyle Kinlaw
B.F.A. Architecture, SCAD, 2010