Learn more about WCAPT's first Arizona event!
WCAPT members and friends came together for an amazing weekend in Scottsdale for our very first Arizona event! We had attendees from California, Arizona, and a far away as Maryland.
Pre-Meeting Tour of Arcosanti
Starting with a Pre-Meeting tour on Friday April 22nd of Arcosanti, 70 miles north of Taliesin West led by architect and Arcosanti board director Jeff Stein who showed us Paolo Soleri's urban laboratory. 

Arcosanti: Entrance

Arcosanti: Soleri's original design, which is undergoing some changes today. Dark grey elements in foreground (low-rise structures) show what's constructed today. 

Arcosanti: Soleri's innovative technique of pouring concrete over earth
mounds to construct domes.


Arcosanti: Another dome!

Arcosanti: Living quarters (left) set next to communal
performance space (right).

Arcosanti: Views of landscape through circular openings.
Cosanti Foundation Tour
We toured Paolo Soleri's home and foundry where his famous bells are produced. Tour led by Roger Tomalty, who was the construction supervisor in the 1970s and a current board member. 

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Please join WCAPT for the 2016 Annual Meeting held this year at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday April 23rd. It's not too late to plan an unforgettable weekend in Phoenix/Scottsdale!


Earn up to 5 AIA LU/HSW learning credits!


The WCAPT Student Scholar this year is Daniel Olvera. Daniel will be making a brief presentation of his work with Ticrat at the Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about this year's student scholar.

Sponsors pay 1/2 of membership ticket cost
for this event ~ a $30 savings per person...



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Sponsors for the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) are currently being sought! Benefits include special rate tickets for the Annual Meeting and Tours package, as well as acknowledgement of your sponsorship on all promotional materials, web presence, and at the meeting!





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, and Arizona.
Our Mission
Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.

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WCAPT continues to present best practices to the practicing preservation professional, encourage student involvement and integration into the professions, employ the latest internet and social media tools to maintain communications, bring craftspeople and designers together to share our knowledge, and expand our service to the western region we represent.

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Past WCAPT Events!


2015 was filled with several exciting events including venturing inside landmark buildings during construction that have not been open to the public in decades! WCAPT members learned about cutting edge seismic upgrade technologies and various approaches to meet current life safety and accessibility codes all while balancing the need to preserve our cultural heritage on tours. Our events have also raised awareness of a range of materials from adobe construction with rendered plasters to learning about terra cotta manufacturing, as well as hands-on techniques used in art glass and wall paper conservation.


These past 12 events in 2015 are examples of the

multitude of events to come this year.



Scroll down past Current Events.



 Highlights from 2015:




2016 Board Election Results

The election results are in! Please welcome our new Board members:

        Mara Jones                                  Stephen Schafer

        Betsy Sandidge                           Alan White

        Jennifer Correia (incumbent)


Congratulations and welcome!

2016 Annual General Meeting News continued…
David & Gladys Wright House
A special tour of the David & Gladys Wright House (precursor to the Guggenheim Museum) by Frank Lloyd Wright's great-great granddaughter Sarah Levi who currently resides in the home. What a treat!

David & Gladys Wright: Sarah Levi

David & Gladys Wright: Sarah standing in the location of original pool. 

David & Gladys Wright: Precursor to Guggenheim Museum…ramp.

David & Gladys Wright: Shape of eave designed to align with profile of Camelback Mountain.

David & Gladys Wright: Interior with paneled ceilings.

                                          ~ This event already happened ~

 Anti-Corrosion Workshop 

Wednesday March 30, 2016


WCAPT offered a full-day Anti-Corrosion Workshop in the Bay Area. Participants learned about failure mechanisms in steel frame historic buildings, strategies for the protection of steel frames to prevent further failures, the repair of concrete and masonry elements, and approaches for monitoring and controlling protection solutions. The event consisted of presentations, demonstrations, and a hands-on workshop component. A second workshop will be held in Southern California in Fall 2016. 







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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