Now, more than 60 years later, Fuchs—an associate professor in the University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) architecture department—is applying this same methodology to an ongoing research project in Volterra, a mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy. With the help of Autodesk, Case Technologies, and the support of the nonprofit Volterra-Detroit Foundation—created by alumni and faculty of the School of Architecture at UDM—Fuchs is part of a multidisciplinary effort to digitally record and preserve the ancient architecture of the town using reality computing tools such as drones and laser scanners. Following the example of the students from 20th-century Warsaw, the group—including Autodesk strategic project executive Tristan Randall and Case Technologies director of services Mark Dietrick, Assoc. AIA—is working to collect as much data as possible. “We’re preserving the information [about Volterra] to make sure that it is available when it is needed,” Fuchs says. “Although we really hope that it will not be needed [in the same] way.”