The origins of SOA Academy. The reality of SOA Studio.
State of Art was founded nine year ago when three business partners Gianpiero Monopoli, Roberto De Rose and Manuela Grandesso met and decided to start their adventure as an Architectural Visualization Studio. The different backgrounds and experiences gained over the years by the trio let the newborn SOA quickly enter the marketplace with the production of high quality images.
The large number of requests from Clients that SOA Studio received created the pressing need to expand the team. In few days they got an impressive number of CVs and portfolios but the trio sadly realised that the overall quality of the works shown by the applicants wasn’t good enough to compete in the market.
In the meantime, while participating to several national events, they also started receiving requests from the Italian community to organize professional courses. Thus, soon they realized that if they really wanted someone who could help them in their work and also satisfy the requests they got, they would have had to train someone according to their Arch-Viz vision and also pass their personal knowledge to future architectural Artists.
This is when the trio decided to create a different branch of the company dedicated to ArchViz Training: SOA Academy was born. The first Masterclass involved only five Italian guys but they had started the ball rolling. The rest is history: after that first Masterclass, the requests for courses flooded in and surprisingly also from abroad.
Ad oggi SOA Academy ha formato Artisti di tutto il mondo. Ma più dei numeri, ciò che conta sono gli Artisti che dopo un corso hanno trasformato il loro hobby in un business. Alcuni hanno deciso di lavorare in importanti Studi di visualizzazione nel mondo, mentre altri hanno semplicemente continuato nella loro carriera professionale di successo. Puoi leggere alcune delle loro storie nella pagina dedicata
Here at SOA Academy, we train Artists who, in the near future, will take the lead of this industry and we must be at the forefront to always give them the best in terms of knowledge. To do this, we strongly believe that Studio is important because it let us face new challenges, discover and test new technologies so that we can transfer the new experiences to our courses. This is why the contents of all courses are always up-to-date with the requests of the market.
So this is SOA. This is how SOA Academy was born. This is how everything started.
Given the huge importance that SOA Studio has for our company, we decided to create a brand-new version of our website, which we invite you to visit to find out more on the works that SOA Artists create daily.