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Please join WCAPT at the Arto Tile & Brick Factory for a breakfast presentation titled “Malibu Tiles & Murals: Past, Present & Future,” accompanied by coffee and pastries, and followed by a tour of the Arto tile factory. 

Location: 15209 South Broadway Street, Gardena

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019,

08:00am Registration, coffee & pastries

08:30am “Malibu Tiles & Murals: Past, Present & Future” Presentation

09:30am Tour of Arto Tile Factory

10:30am End

The presentation covers the history of the famed Malibu Potteries factory and their unique hand painted tiles. Cultural influences are explored in case studies of the Adamson House and LA City Hall. Design influences, manufacturing techniques, applications, and potential LEED contributions are also discussed. AIA Credits available (AIA CES 1.0 LU).  

The presentation will be followed by a tour of the ARTO tile factory (https://www.arto.com/) to observe the tile production process in action from raw materials to hand painting and firing. This facility has worked on many preservation projects matching new tiles to existing and creating new tiles in-keeping with the character of many historic buildings and sites. 

More information and online registration: Malibu Tiles and Murals: Past, Present and Future

2018 Election Results!

Dear WCAPT Members ~ we have filled (3) open positions on the Board of Directors. Welcoming our new members of the Board: Alice Custance-Baker, Annie Lo, and Michelle Sandoval.



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.


To help promote APTI when giving presentations, APTI has developed some informational PowerPoint slides to add to your PowerPoint presentation. Download the PowerPoint images and a suggested script below.




2019 WCAPT Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2019 WCAPT Annual Meeting will be held in San Diego, California!  

We will offer two days of tours and lectures, including a site visit to the Salk Institute, on Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13. 

The meeting events will focus on a variety of topics including modernist architecture, historic concrete, and preservation management plans!   

Details and a link for registration soon! 


NEW PRESERVATION BRIEF 49: Historic Decorative Metal Ceilings and Walls: Use, Repair, and Replacement  

Expanding the venerable series of technical documents, PB 49 discusses the history and manufacturing of decorative metal for ceiling and wall applications. It provides information on paint removal, maintenance, and repair; and includes guidance on replacement.

Available for download here: https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/preservation-briefs/49Preserve-Brief-DecorativeMetal.pdf

Updated Seismic Retrofit Preservation Brief

The National Park Service has released an update of Preservation Brief #41 on Seismic Retrofit of historic buildings. The revised Brief contains expanded and updated information covering new technologies such as fiber wrap, as well as expanded graphic representations illustrating general issues and needs associated with the seismic rehabilitation of historic buildings. 

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