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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!


An exciting day of events are planned on Saturday including three unique architectural tours: the David and Gladys Wright home in Phoenix, the Cosanti Foundation (site of Paolo Soleri's home and foundry), and Taliesin West. Before the last tour, attendees will break for lunch at Taliesin West. Then the day is followed by a keynote presentation, the Annual Meeting and a special reception held at the Music Pavilion Terrace. Transportation and lunch is included in the registration.



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An optional Friday afternoon tour is also being offered to those arriving early who want to take advantage of the proximity of Arcosanti to Taliesin West. Arcosanti is an experimental town in the desert of Arizona, built to embody Paolo Soleri's concept of arcology - the fusion of architecture with ecology. Special tour led by the Arcosanti Planning Department!
Assemble at Taliesin West by 12:45 pm on Friday April 22nd to caravan to Arcosanti, about 1 hour and 15 minutes north of Taliesin West.
WCAPT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP available. Click here for more information on how to apply.


Hotels near Taliesin West


The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Scottsdale North- Airpark

14255 N 87th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

12 minutes to Taliesin West  

Mention The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for preferred
(discount) rate. Free shuttles to Taliesin West.


The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

AAA 2015: Five Diamond Award

18 minutes to Taliesin West 


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
AAA 2014 Four Diamond Award
19 minutes to Taliesin West


Arizona Biltmore: A Waldorf Astoria Resort

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016

AAA 2014 Four Diamond Award
32 minutes to Taliesin West

The Judson Studios Tour


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2015  @  10:00 AM





WCAPT enjoyed a special tour of The Judson Studios in Los Angeles, a fifth generation, family run business dedicated to the craft of stained, leaded and other unique forms of architectural glass. Their historic studios in Highland Park were toured, where we learned about their traditional and cutting edge design and fabrication processes, and got a sneak peak at their current restoration work in process, including the art glass panels from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Chicago. The tour was led by company president David Judson. The tour then adjourned for a drink and lunch at a nearby Highland Park restaurant.


Event flyer.


Program note: For those who missed this tour, the California Preservation Foundation has another tour of Judson Studios for their MEMBERS scheduled for WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 13th. Visit their website HERE for more info and to become a member!






 Stanley Mosk Library
        and Courts Tour, Sacramento





WCAPT and the AIA Central Valley Chapter enjoyed a tour of the meticulously renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. The tour included the use of the California Historical Building Code, accessibility upgrades, removal and upgrade of intrusive mechanical and fire safety systems, and strategies used to achieve LEED Silver Certification.


For more photos of the tour, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WCAPT







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.

 Membership Renewal


Please renew today to help us support our mission.

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.

PayPal is our payment provider. PayPal accepts credit card payments without a PayPal account at their secure website. If you want to pay by check, please mail the check to Mark Huck, WCAPT Membership, 1430 T Street, Sacramento CA 95811 and it will be processed promptly. You will receive an email confirmation of membership.


APTI members are discounted 33%! Join at the APTI Discount membership level or edit your member profile by selecting the APTI Discount level from the drop-down menu.


Memberships are automatically prorated throughout the membership calendar year so there is no penalty for joining between renewal periods.


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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2015 WCAPT Brochure

 Anti-Corrosion Workshop 

Wednesday March 23, 2016


WCAPT is offering a half-day Anti-Corrosion Workshop in the Bay Area. Participants will learn 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 consists of presentations, demonstrations, and a hands-on workshop component. A second workshop will be Southern California in Fall 2016. 

Registration opens February 5, 2016.



for the 2016 Annual Meeting are currently being sought! 

Benefits include special rate tickets for the Annual Meeting and Tours package, as well as acknowledgement of your business (logo) on all promotional materials and at the meeting!



P a r t n e r  E v e n t s

See below interesting events happening near you!

CPF Gladding McBean Tour Friday February 12th, 2016


Last year's Gladding McBean tour was a hit with WCAPT's Annual Meeting attendees.  California Preservation Foundation is offering a free tour as a benefit to their members only to Gladding McBean Terra Cotta in Lincoln Friday February 12th at 10:30 am-12:30 pm. They have generously extended their tour to our members at their member price - *free*.  WCAPT members will receive an email with instructions for how to register as a member partner.

While on their site take a look at their events and this year's conference held this year at the Presidio in San Francisco.


Be sure to thank CPF for offering this special tour to WCAPT members.


Earthen Architecture Field School
Tumacácori National Park, Arizona

March 14-18, 2016

The Missions Initiative is pleased to invite you to TICRAT / Arizona 2016, a bi-national, hands-on workshop focused on techniques and strategies for conserving and restoring earthen architecture and components such as adobe, lime plaster, and painted finishes. Presentations, workshops, and field trips will take place at Tumacacori National Historical Park and historic ranch buildings in Southern Arizona.


A unique opportunity to work with international experts at various sites in southern Arizona and help celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial.  Information on this workshop can also be found at the Missions Initiative website. Event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH). 


Registration fee: $500 (incl. accommodations, local travel, and most meals)
Scholarships available! 
WCAPT is a proud sponsor of one Student Scholarship for this event! 


Register today!






Santa Barbara
Mission Tour




WCAPT hosted a visit and presentation of the recently completed preservation of the Santa Barbara Mission. The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. The Mission's commanding position and grand proportions, graceful lines and soft, blending colors all reinforce her title, "Queen of the Missions."


WCAPT would like to thank Old Mission Santa Barbara for working with us on this event, and the sponsors of the event: Spectra Company for their support and  Stephen Schafer Photography for sponsoring the reception!




 Coit Tower Tour &
    Happy Hour
   San Francisco



WCAPT and AIA San Francisco Historic Resources Committee toured Coit Tower, a San Francisco landmark which recently underwent a building rehabilitation including the restoration of its 1934 Public Works of Art Project murals. The tour was led by Architectural Resources Group in collaboration with mural conservator Anne Rosenthal, the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.








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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