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WCAPT Annual Meeting
February 24th 2017  
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA 

Join WCAPT their 2017 Annual Meeting to be held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Event includes a special opportunity to visit GCI laboratories and hear about work by Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Science, followed by presentations on two GCI Buildings and Sites programs - the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) and the Earthen Architecture Initiative (EAI). The event will conclude with a wine and cheese social.




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Documentation Technology Workshop

Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

February 8 -9, 2017

APT Documentation Technologies & Vanishing Treasures Workshop

APT is partnering with the National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program to bring the Documentation Technologies Workshop to the picturesque and historic Point Reyes National Seashore just north of San Francisco in California!

Topics and presenters:

Documentation history and laser scanning topics - Chris Gray, FRICS, Mollenhauer Group, Los Angeles, CA & Co-Chair of the APT Technical Committee on Documentation

A client's perspective for documentation strategies at the Washington National Cathedral - James W. Shepherd, AIA, LEED AP, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC & Co-Chair of the APT Technical Committee on Documentation

Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods, including surface hardness measurements wood resistograph measurements, metal detection, pulse velocity methods, microwave radar, as well as borescope and videoscope - Michael Schuller, PE, Atkinson-Noland & Associates, Boulder, CO & FAPT and former APT Executive Committee Member

Portable XRF Technology - Natalie Feinberg Lopez, Built Environment Evolution, Boulder, CO & APT Board Member/Co-Chair Chapters Committee

An "architect's toolbox" of project management technologies & tablet-based app's - Brandon Friske, Quinn Evans Architects

Photogrammetry and gigapan and digital photography - Alan White, GBGeotechnics USA Inc., Los Angeles, CA & Western Chapter APT Board Member

HABS/HAER/HALS photography and documentation - Stephen Schafer, Schaf Photography, Ventura, CA & Western Chapter APT Board Member

Hygrothermal evaluation methods - Christopher Decareau, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, San Francisco, CA



In In rehabilitating important existing structures, it is crucial to begin by fully and accurately gathering data on geometry and current conditions. Documentation data form the platform for condition analysis and the basis for engineers and architects to develop designs, from the planning phase through implementation during construction. Through a combination of presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions, participants in this workshop will learn about the latest technologies for obtaining the information and data critical for project planning, analysis, and diagnostics. Participants will also learn how to assemble an effective data gathering strategy to fit differing project needs.

Point Reyes National Seashore

Headquarters and Lifeboat Station

Point Reyes Station, CA

Wednesday February 8 & Thursday February 9 in 2017!

The 2-day workshop will include classroom presentations, field demonstrations at the Lifeboat Station, tours and discussions. 
APT Member/NPS Staff - $295
Non-member - $345



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Weathering of Fiberglass
      Facsimiles Lecture
September 28, 2016 at 6:30-8:00pm
  SGH Los Angeles Office 
1055 W. 7th Street, Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Join WCAPT in collaboration with the AIA Los Angeles Chapter Historic Resources Committee in a lecture "I TOLD YOU SO: 50 Years' study of the weathering of fiberglass facsimiles used in historic preservation" by John Fidler, President of John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc. 
FREE for WCAPT members!
$10 general admission.
1.0 LUs provided by AIA LA HRC
Click on flyer below for more information.
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Masonry Repair &
Restoration Workshop

September 16, 2016
  Stanford University   
WCAPT offered a full day workshop hosted by Stanford University on sandstone repair and restoration projects completed throughout campus. Members learned about the various stages of work involved from planning, to conducting a conditions assessment, to the importance of drawings and technical specifications, mock-ups, and working closely with the masonry contractor to ensure a successful project outcome. The event included insightful  presentations, a walking tour, and a hands-on workshop for stone restoration and sculpting.

Speakers were from 
Stanford University's Campus Planning & Design Office, ARG Conservation Services, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, and Stonescuplt.

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Monadnock Building
Rehabilitation Lecture & Tour
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

WCAPT in collaboration with the AIA San Francisco Historic Resources Committee sponsored a presentation and tour of the recently rehabilitated Monadnock Building located at 685 Market Street in San Francisco. This 10-storey structure with ground floor commercial space and offices above was originally constructed in 1906, substantially renovated in the 1980's and recently underwent an exterior rehabilitation including repair to its decorative terra cotta and the installation of a new storefront.



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Weekend Preservation Events
October 2016 Sacramento area members can enjoy all or any of the Central Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Experience Architecture Weekend.

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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 as far away as Maryland.
Group photo in front of the David & Gladys Wright House

Pre-Meeting Tour of Arcosanti
David & Gladys Wright House
Cosanti Foundation

Taliesin West ~ exclusive tour by fellow board member Fred Prozillo, the Director of Preservation at Taliesin West.
Attendees earned 5 AIA LU/HSW learning credits at this event!


WCAPT Student Scholar Daniel Olvera made a brief presentation during the meeting. Click here to learn more.

Thank you to all of our event sponsors!


Elite (Reception) Sponsor - $1,000


Transportation Sponsor - $750 



Event Sponsors - $500  



Event Supporters - $300   






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