Follow the red links for further details of publications linked to the project:


Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2019). ‘Digitally aided analysis of medieval vaults in an English cathedral, using generative design tools’, International Journal of Architectural Computing, July 2019.

Buchanan, A., & Webb, N. (2017). ‘Creativity in Three Dimensions: An Investigation of the Presbytery Aisles of Wells Cathedral’, British Art Studies, Issue 6.

Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2017). ‘Tracing the past: A digital analysis of Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults’, Digit. Appl. Archaeol. Cult. Herit., 4, March 2017, pp. 19–27.


Webb N, Hillson J, Peterson JR, Buchanan A ,and Duffy, S (2020). ‘Documentation and Analysis of a Medieval Tracing Floor Using Photogrammetry, Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Laser Scanning’, Proceedings of the 38th eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 September 2020, pp. 209-218 (accompanying video)

Buchanan A, Webb N. (2018). ‘Two- and Three-dimensional Geometry in Tierceron Vaults: A Case Study of Exeter Cathedral’, Sixth International Congress on Construction History, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 Jul 2018, pp. 391-397.

Webb, N., & Buchanan, A. (2017). ‘Tracing the Past: Establishing Tolerances when Investigating Medieval Vault Rib Geometries using Digital Tools’, In Envisioning Architecture: Space/Time/Meaning Vol. 1 (pp. 30-37). Glasgow School of Art, 8 September 2017.

Buchanan, A. C., & Webb, N. (2017). ‘Tracing Tiercerons: an evaluation of the significant properties of thirteenth and fourteenth-century tierceron vaults in England‘, In Fourth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society. Queens’ College, Cambridge, 8 April 2017.

Webb, N. & Buchanan, A. (2017) ‘Tracing the Past – A Digital Analysis of the North Transept and Chancel Vaults at Nantwich St Mary’s Church‘, Digital Past Conference 2017, Newport, Wales, 15-16 February 2017.

Webb, N., Buchanan, A., & Peterson, J.R. (2016) ‘Modelling Medieval Vaults: Comparing Digital Surveying Techniques to Enhance our Understanding of Gothic Architecture‘,  Proceedings of the 34th eCAADe Conference – Volume 2, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 22-26 August 2016, pp. 493-502.

Buchanan, A. (2016). ‘Willis and his networks of knowledge’, In Robert Willis Symposium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16-17 September 2016, pp. 19-45.

Webb, N. (2016). ‘Willis’s investigations into medieval vaults: a digital re-presentation’, In Robert Willis Symposium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16-17 September 2016, pp. 209-222.