The right place.
The right people.

ABOUT SOA ACADEMY

Our in-class courses are offered in a fully-equipped space. There you can live the original SOA experience under the guidance of our teachers who will introduce you to a world of tools and techniques to become a real Master in ArchViz. 

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THE WALL OF FAME, SOA ACADEMY HEADQUARTER

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Workstation
& free wifi.

12 workstations with double widescreens, Wacom tablets, fast cable internet connection and free wifi for all our students.

Air-conditioned
and sinitized.

A safe and sanitized environment to protect our students from COVID-19. 

Green-screen &
VR-ready room.

You can instantly test your VR project or take custom photos for your rendering in front of our green screen.

Free pizza &
coffee machine

Taste weekly some good Italian pizza for free and grab your coffee in our dedicated area.

Meet the team.

THE NEW STUDIO

You’ll spend a lot of time with them in class learning all tricks hidden in the ArchViz world. Meet here your future teachers and get in touch with them in our forums.

Gianpiero
Monopoli

CO-FOUNDER & TEACHER

Formerly Project Lead Artist for the well-known London Studio HayesDavidson, with 18 years of experience in the industry, Gianpiero is also Chaosgroup V-Ray Licensed Instructor and Corona Renderer Primary Certified Instructor and teaches in architectural visualization courses. Gianpiero is currently involved in the company’s management and in the research and development of technologies related to virtual reality.

Roberto
De Rose

CO-FOUNDER & TEACHER

3D Artist for Clients such as Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Meier & Partners, Mario Cucinella Architects, Matteo Thun, C + S. Roberto is the artistic director at SOA Studio as well as supervisor of the entire production of the artworks; also is a professor in the division of State of Art Academy as he is Corona Renderer Primary Certified Instructor.

Giona
Andreani

TEACHER

After graduating in Environmental Architecture in Milan, Giona worked as 3D Artist in some of the most important Studios in Milan such as ARUP, David Chipperfield Architects and Scandurra Studio. His images clearly show his passion for photography with attention to composition and lighting, which go beyond the simple architectural representation. Giona joined SOA in 2015 as Project Lead Artist.

Enrico
Lapponi

TEACHER

Graduated in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Ferrara. His passion for 3D graphics started in 2008 in high school. His great passion for photography helps him pay attention to the details of the real world and to replicate them in his works.
Enrico joined State of Art in 2018 after attentding the ArchViz Masterclass #32.

Denise
Celeghin

COURSE MANAGER

Denise joined State of Art in 2014. After studying modern languages at university and some studying experiences abroad, Denise started working in the tourist hospitality field. The will to begin a new working experience took her at State of Art where she gives management support with students and as Studio coordinator.