VirtualZiggurat’s objective is to provide developers and designers a range of interactive 3D visualization services that enable both client and company to create better design, build and purchase decisions that reduce rework and improve accuracy.


Our vision is for real-time 3D visualization to become an integral component of the design development and real estate marketing process by making customized applications readily accessible to a wide range of designers and developers.


VirtualZiggurat works with designers and developers to provide custom, cutting edge, real-time 3D visualization services for the architectural, engineering, construction, and real estate markets.

Core Competencies

VirtualZiggurat brings creativity, in-depth knowledge and experience in creating construction documents from schematics through as-builds, and expertise in creating real-time design visualization applications to provide the best solution for every client and project.

Our company has expert proficiency in industry leading design and gaming technology including:

  • AutoCAD: The leading commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer aided design (CAD) and drafting.

  • Revit: A commercial software application that includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction.

  • Unity 3D: A powerful cross-platform 3D engine for creating games and applications for mobile, desktop, he web, and consoles.

  • Allegorithmic: A comprehensive parametric tool for creating tileable textures that are scalable


VirtualZiggurat is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company was founded by Bryan J. Thatcher who formed the company to pursue his passion for creating custom real-time 3D visualizations and making them affordable for a larger range of architects, developers and real estate marketers.

With 14 years of experience working in architectural and engineering firms as a Structural Design Technician, BIM Support Specialist, and Real-time Design Visualization Developer, he realized the potential of immersive 3D visualizations for reducing rework, rebuild and remodel time and cost.

VirtualZiggurat utilizes state-of-the-art 3D design and gaming software to bring the power of real-time 3D visualization to the desktops and mobile devices of our clients and their customers.

The VirtualZiggurat name and logo symbolize our company. The ziggurat is an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramid structure built in successive stages. Virtual means very close to being something without actually being it. VirtualZiggurat’s definitive approach to creating real-time 3D visualization models builds complexity in successive stages. This allows us to provide our clients with design change flexibility at minimum time and cost.

Why Choose VirtualZiggurat

VirtualZiggurat brings a unique combination of creativity, real-world experience with all phases of construction document creation, and expertise in leading-edge architectural design and gaming technology to every project. Our real-time 3D visualization applications are unsurpassed immersive experiences with accurate detail and ease of use. Furthermore, they can be scaled for use in each phase of design at low additional cost. These services enable you and your clients to make design, build and purchase decisions that reduce costly revisions.




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