a creative studio located in Miami, Florida


Vida Studios brings you years of experience in master planning, spatial planning, 3d renderings/visualization, construction administration, project execution and owner representation.

Meet our team

Marcio Gomes da Cruz

Marcio Gomes da Cruz

Director
Andrea Tornese

Andrea Tornese

Partner & Art Director
Sofia Salvat

Sofia Salvat

Project Manager & Designer
Michela Ciuffreda

Michela Ciuffreda

Designer

vision . theory . concept . 3d design

Commercial and Residential Development, Design & Construction Administration

Marcio Gomes Da Cruz

Director

Marcio oversees new business development and conceptual design for all projects. He is trained as an architect but also holds an urban planning degree.


As a Brazilian native and son of a diplomat Marcio was well traveled at an early age. This greatly influenced his eye for design and his drive to create timeless spaces and successful urban environments. His dedication to quality and collaboration are always a priority in the services provided. Marcio's extensive construction and development experience make him a great asset for successful execution of a quality product and project.





Andrea Tornese

Partner & Art Director

Andrea was born in Italy and holds his architecture degree from University of Florence. He has a keen sense of style and creativity, with a particular attention to detail. He is a licensed Architect in his home country and has worked in architecture firms in Miami for the past 13 years, helping him develop progressive technical knowledge and skill in his craft.


Now focusing primarily on 3D design and renderings, his vision expands from the real world to the virtual one. His realistic 3D renderings bring our clients' visions to life and allows them to see and experience all building proportions, finish selections and spatial layout prior to any construction taking place, a critical step for the successful exection of timeless spaces.





Sofia Salvat Mere

Project Manager & Designer

As a Project Manager, Sofia keeps projects progessing and makes sure the Vida team is prepared for prospective collaborations. As a Designer, she is heavily influenced by the Miami's social, cultural and economic landscape. For the past 10 years, she has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects located in Miami, South America and the Carribean.


During her undergraduate studies at Florida International University she explored the interrelationsip of urban, landscape and architectural design and how they can be influenced by environmental and sociological factors. She has recently developed her knowledge in sustainable design with a Master in Architecture and the Arts and is currently working towards obtaining her architecture license in the State of Florida.





Michela Ciuffreda

Designer

Michela also holds her architecture degree from the University of Florence and specialized in restoration of historic structures for her Masters thesis. Michela comes from a construction background by family default. Her father ran a successful construction company in Italy for 45 years so she was exposed to the building industry at an early age, which fueled her interests in design and architecture. Michela focuses on interiors and spatial programming for educational facilities and schools, she is also a part time teacher La Prima Casa - Montessori in Miami, FL.