The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT) is a not-for-profit educational association promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology.
This Chapter of the APTI is intended to serve the needs of interested persons in the Western United States, including but not limited to, California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Our Mission
Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.
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WCAPT has recently initiated a membership annual renewal period to coincide with APT International, from July 1 to June 30, to encourage membership in both.  To further encourage membership in APTI, a 33% discount is applied to WCAPT membership for APTI members. WCAPT is the only APT chapter to apply this discount.


Join WCAPT any time: membership is prorated as the year progresses so you never pay for  a full year prior to the start of a new member year.


Student membership is free to encourage peer mentorship and to grow the profession.


A new class of membership, Corporate, aids in the financial security of the Chapter.  There are several benefits to Corporate membership in WCAPT: the member company has prominent promotional placement at events and in printed promotional material; discounted or complementary admission to events; prominent placement in the Member Directory.


Sponsor level membership admits three representatives of the organization or firm as members, while Patron level membership admits six representatives as members.


Click on the "Membership" tab at the top of the page to select an individual , student or corporate membership.




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2014 Annual Meeting 


WCAPT is pleased to announce their 2014 Annual Meeting Saturday May 10, which features two exciting tours! This year we meet in Southern California, in Los Angeles at the recently renovated Ace Hotel, formerly the United Artists Theatre. The theatre was built in 1927 and originally designed after the Segovia Cathedral in Spain. It has been adaptively rehabilitated as a hotel by GREC Architects and Commune Design.




The Annual meeting begins at the hotel in the Segovia Hall at 2 PM and is free to members. At the conclusion of the Annual meeting at 3 PM there will be a tour of the Hotel, followed by a presentation of its rehabilitation. A wine reception follows hosted by Stonesculpt at 5 PM.


Plan to spend the weekend! The Ace Hotel is offering a special rate for a Friday and Saturday night stay just for WCAPT guests.  Ask for the 'WCAPT' rate' when booking, or call Kim Riggs at 213-842-3579.


Prior to and separate from the Annual meeting on Saturday morning, join WCAPT for a guided tour of the exterior of the Ray and Charles Eames House.  The house is located at 203 Chautauqua Blvd. in Pacific Palisades. Conservation work to the house will be described during the tour. Assemble at 9:45 AM at the parking area on Corona Del Mar. Download parking directions here.


The cost of the Eames Tour is $15 for members and guests, and $20 for non-members and their guests.


Attendance for the Ace Hotel tour and wine reception following the Annual meeting is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non members and their guests.


The Annual Meeting day of events is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Sika, Sherwin Williams, Stonesculpt and Spectra Company.


To book both tour events go to www.wcapt.org/events.


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Election Results


The 2014 elections are completed. All Board incumbents have been returned to their positions with the addition of new Board member Elizabeth Pidgeon. Congratulations to John Fidler, Ione Stiegler, Kelly Sutherland McLeod, Kelly Wong, and Elizabeth Pidgeon!

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Member Notice:

Policy Adoption

A draft resolution has been adopted by the Board that the Board and members actively organizing an event will receive complimentary admission to that event.

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About APTI

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross - disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.
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