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To continue our mission 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, we have migrated to a paid membership model. This has enhanced our capacity to provide events and to include more providers.
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Don't forget that if you are an APTI member, the WCAPT membership is discounted 33%! The membership level must be manually changed to the discounted option by the Webmaster, so request an APTI discount by emailing email@example.com. Remember to renew or join APTI also, our membership calendar is the same as theirs.
WCAPT has served the preservation community since 1982 and has enjoyed broad support from our members during that time. We hope that you have enjoyed the recent improvements to our Association in the form of a current web site, automated event and member announcements and payments, and an active event agenda both alone and with our preservation partners around the region.
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.
Promoting the study, conservation and rehabilitation of cultural resources through technology.
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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The Western Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology and Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc. hosted an exclusive walking tour and presentation on the façade repairs performed on the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice at 315 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles on Thursday, July 24th from 3 to 5 PM. Reception followed from 5 to 7 PM at Pete’s Café and Bar, 400 S. Main Street.
The Los Angeles County Hall of Justice was originally built in 1925 and is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation and seismic upgrade after being vacant nearly 20 years since the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Clark Construction, with design partner AC Martin, are currently completing the renovation. It was a prime opportunity to view the exterior masonry renovation work to date!
The Fifth American Historic Cements Conference, September 19-20 2014 Presidio, San Francisco
The Pitfalls of Façade Masonry Cleaning, AIA|LA, September 24, 2014
APTDC Challenges of Preserving Modern Materials and Assemblies Symposium,
Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Preservation and Stewardship of Historic Places, Yellowstone MT September 30
APTI 2014 Annual Conference, Quebec City, Quebec October 26
WCAPT held their 2014 Annual Meeting Saturday May 10, which featured two exciting tours! This year we met in Southern California, in Los Angeles at the recently renovated Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, formerly the United Artists Theatre. The theatre was built in 1927 and originally designed after the Segovia Cathedral in Spain. It has been adaptively rehabilitated as a hotel by GREC Architects and Commune Design.
The Annual meeting began at the hotel in the Segovia Hall at 2 PM. At the conclusion of the Annual meeting a tour of the hote followed, with a presentation of its rehabilitation afterward. A very nice wine reception capped the afternoon.
WCAPT also sponsored a guided tour of the exterior of the Ray and Charles Eames House in Pacific Palisades. Conservation work to the house was described during the tour.
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.