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.


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Tour of 140 New Montgomery
 San Francisco March 12



Please join Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT)and the the AIA San Francisco’s Historic Resources Committee for a tour of the recently restored 140 New Montgomery Building. The tour will be led by Peter Birkholz of Page & Turnbull. The 26-floor building was originally called the Pacific Telephone Building when it was completed in 1925 and it was San Francisco’s first significant skyscraper development when construction began in 1924.  This tour will include 1 HSW learning unit.

Where: 140 New Montgomery Street


Meet just outside of the lobby located at 140 New Montgomery Street


When: Wednesday, March 12 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm


RSVP: www.aiasf.org


This event costs $16 for AIA and WCAPT members, $20 for non-members


Architect | Perkins+Will, Historic Preservation Architect | Page & Turnbull, Exterior Restoration Engineer | SGH, Structural Engineer | Holmes Culley, General Contractor | Plant Developer | Wilson Meany





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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Preserved Events
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Hallidie Curtain Wall Tour and Happy Hour
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WCAPT toured the restored glass curtain wall of the Hallidie Building (ca. 1918) June 27th. The curtain wall, one of the earliest of its type in the USA, was designed by architect Willis Polk. Speakers Annie Lo (McGinnis Chen Associates) and Bruce Albert (The Albert Group). Happy Hour at the Pied Piper in the Palace Hotel followed.  All agreed a very successful tour!



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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