Peter Guthrie’s
Archviz Workshop

A five-day workshop with Peter Guthrie, the international Artist founder of The Boundary and well-known for his HDRI skies. 

A practical workshop to enhance the quality of your final works with a particular focus on the photographic approach to composition, lighting and atmospheres under the guidance of Peter Guthrie, talented Artist in the ArchViz world. 

Personal reviews and problem solving in real time.

Thanks to a class with a small number of attendees, you’ll be able to receive support and an instant feedback from Peter, who will follow all students in their productive process.

Personal reviews and problem solving in real time.

Thanks to a class with a small number of attendees, you’ll be able to receive support and an instant feedback from Peter, who will follow all students in their productive process.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop


Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Work on Peter’s Project

You won’t waste time on modelling a project. Peter will provide one of his models and you can focus completely on building the best lighting scenario and improving the final outcome.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Master Lighting

Master different lighting tecniques in Corona and learn how and when to use them. Test your ideas and apply them to the given project.

Not just a course but a real workshop

Less theory and more practical exercises. You’ll put your hands on the project because the best way to learn is by testing new techniques firsthand. 

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Image planning

After getting familiar with the project and establishing a mood, set the camera angles. Understand why some compositions work better than others and look to architectural photography for inspiration.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Play with PG Skies

Use PG skies: 360 degree panoramic HDR sky maps for your rendering. Adding skies couldn’t be easier.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Unleash your creativity

Be creative and customize your scene. Work on the atmosphere and always keep in mind our gurus’ suggestions.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Image finalization

Render a couple of views and look for the best tool to enhance the raw renders.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Reviews and improvements

You’ll review the project and your choices with Peter, who will give you advice on further improve your scene and make it more effective.

Peter Guthrie’s Archviz Workshop

Students’ artworks

HDRIs included!

Peter will provide some of his HDRIs to test in your scenes. You can take them home together with all materials provided in the classes.

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Course Details

Course Title

Peter Guthrie’s ArchViz Workshop.

Software used

Autodesk 3dsMax / Corona Renderer


Good knowledge of Autodesk 3dsMax, good knowledge of Corona Renderer. We’ll ask you to share some images to check your level.

Available seats

12 seats.

Course Length

~ 40 hours.

All images presented in this webpage were made by students in the previous editions of PG Workshop.

Bonus contents

  • PG HDRIs
  • Customized SOA Academy T-shirt / Notebook / Pen


Official SOA Certification


€ 1.950 + 22% VAT (+ € 55,00 admin fee).



Here are some questions related to our courses and facilities that SoA Academy students frequently ask. If you
can’t find an answer to your doubts, send us an email and we’ll give you a reply soon. There are no silly
questions but only clever answers.


Novice courses are for artists who are moving the first steps in the Architectural Visualisation field and need the basic knowledge to start from scratch. If you want to start learning without losing further time, these are the courses for you.


The Advanced Courses are for artists who have some kind of experience in the 3D world and they want to improve their productivity and skills on specific areas. If you want to reach the top in a short time, these are the courses for you.


The workshop are advanced courses meant for artists who have experience and want to prove themselves through a set of practical exercises. Space to practice with the advise of the teachers.


Masterclasses are the most complete courses at Academy and are meant for artists who want to learn an efficient workflow to create images and architectural videos. From 10 to 100 in few weeks.


How can I know which is the course that most suits me?

The choice of the course depends on you, your skills, your interest and the time you have at your disposal. For example, if you don’t have much time and want to develop specific topics, look at our Advanced courses (the ArchViz is the best if you want to improve lighting and rendering, the Post-production is the best choice if you want to work with photoshop). Anyway, we remind you that the Masterclass is the most complete course we offer because it covers important topics in the Architectural Visualization.

I’ve chosen the best course for me, what do I have to do now? How can I apply?

Go to the “calendar” page in our website, click on the course you want to apply and fill the form. As soon as we receive your request, we’ll send you an email with the instructions for the payment and the contract to complete your registration. Once you’ve made the payment, send us a receipt of the bank transfer and the contract signed. This is the only way to book a seat.

How long does the Masterclass last? What is the timetable?

The Masterclasses last some weeks (2 or 4) from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2 pm to 6 pm.

How long do the Advanced courses last? What is the timetable?

The Advance courses last 5 days from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2 pm to 6 pm.

In your website I see that all the Masterclasses are fully booked, do you have a waiting list? How can I subscribe it?

Yes, we do have a waiting list for each course. If you want to be added in a waiting list, send us an email. Attention: the name listing doesn’t grant a seat in the course.

Where do the courses take place?

All courses take place in our Academy in Via Monte Popera 4/6 in San Donà di Piave (a city close to Venice – Italy).

Do you offer any online courses?

No, we don’t. The Academy team likes being in contact with the students to instantly solve any kind of problem that might arise. We also think that a face-to-face course is the best way to establish a good relationship with the guys who, in the end, become part of the Academy family. This is the reason why, we don’t have any online courses.

What time are classes?

Classes are from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

What is the language of the courses?

Some courses are in English and some in Italian. Next to each course listed in the “calendar” webpage, you’ll find the abbreviations ITA or ENG to specify the language used in that course.

How deeply do I need to know English? Do I need Italian?

The English level used doesn’t require a deep knowledge of the language. The software interfaces are in English and the terms are strictly related to the Architectural Visualization field. Although the teachers are Italian, you don’t need to know Italian to attend a course (unless it is an Italian one).

After the courses, do you organize any internships?

No, we don’t. Anyway, we are often asked by Italian and worldwide Companies for talented Artists to insert in their Studios. We always pass these offers on to our (ex) students and if they’re interested, they can contact the Studios directly.

Can a course be cancelled?

Yes, it can. If we don’t reach the minimum number of registrations necessary to make the course start (4/5 people), the course might be cancelled. The people who have already registered will be contacted and they will be able to choose among other options.

How much do the courses cost?

Please, look at the “course” page in our website to get the costs (link alla pagina corsi). VAT is not included in the prices listed (+ 22%).

After the classes and in the weekends will we have homework?

No, you’ll have the time during the classes to exercise, so you won’t have any homework after the classes or in the weekends.

What do I need to take for the course?

Academy will provide all the materials necessary to attend the courses: notepad, pencil, pen, workstation with the relevant softwares, graphic tablet, keyboard and mouse. We suggest you to take a hard disk with you to save the files you’ve been working on in the course.

Do I need my laptop?

No, you don’t. During the course, you’ll use our workstations. Anyway, if you want to exercise in the night hours after class, take it with you!