4dProof was started in 2016 by Patrick May, a long time residential designer and virtual building enthusiast. Pat graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006 and has worked at a wide range of Architecture and Design firms since. He has spent the past decade focusing on high end residential design and applications of BIM, or virtual design, authoring tools to maximize the design and documentation process. His range of experience has given him the opportunity to work on projects of quite literally every scale, budget and timeline. Always leveraging BIM authoring tools to design homes and projects covering a wide gamut of styles, locations, and client needs.
This experience and enthusiasm for Building Information Management (Modeling), allows Patrick and 4dProof to provide a full range of BIM management services and consultation; regardless of your firm size, project type, or any other aspects unique to your firm. Please see our Services section to see a list of some of the BIM Management and Consultation services offered by 4dProof.
In addition to providing consultation, training and management services to Architectural Design firms, 4dProof continues to pursue residential design projects for a wide range of clientele. Whether your are an investor or builder looking to produce a spec home for resale, looking for your “forever home” designed to be exactly what you need for your lifestyle, or just need a remodel to make your home or vacation home suit your needs better, 4dProof can provide the design services you need. Thanks to over a decade of experience, Patrick May can provide any level of design, whether the end goal is just to get a building permit, or receive advice on every aspect of the home from structure and enclosures, to finishes and material selections and construction administration. Thanks to the benefits of Virtual Design, 4dProof guarantees that all design elements and documents are fully coordinated, regardless of the level of design you need.
4dProof was conceived as a BIM focused company. Patrick has been using Graphisoft products for over a decade, and has become an expert on BIM authoring and management through the use of ARCHICAD and several other BIM and Virtual Design focused products. Architecture has always been about exploring the dimensions we live in. Whether it is sketching out a concept on a piece of paper, building a model of the design, or exploring the time it takes to construct the built environment and the life cycle that building takes on after construction is completed, Architecture has always been about dimensions. The fourth dimension of Architecture has always been time. This goes way beyond the advent of BIM. But what BIM did for this fourth dimension was to give the Designer a hand directly in the understanding of this fourth dimension. To give us control and direction over the life cycle of a building.
The name 4dProof has a two fold meaning. First, it is Proof that we can direct a buildings existence in the fourth dimension. Second, it is the assurance that the mission to design a home and space that will be timeless is possible. Not only will the home be comfortable, flexible, and durable; it will be designed to never become dated or obsolete. Just as concrete can be hurricane proof, design can be time proof!