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Santa Barbara
Mission Tour


FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2015   1:30 PM 


WCAPT is pleased to host 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."









 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. In addition to viewing the stunning restoration, the tour included:

  • How the California Historical Building Code was used to provide alternate compliance for a historic building;

  • How Accessibility was strategically added to the historic building;

  • Review of existing intrusive mechanical and fire safety systems were removed and upgraded to be ccompatible with the current use and historic elements of the building while accommodating the existing structural system; 

  • Strategies used to achieve LEED Silver Certification, including the surprising use of the Brownfield credit.

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






Hibernia Bank Tour and Happy Hour


San Francisco, June 25th


WCAPT and Heritage YP enjoyed a special hard hat tour of the Hibernia Bank (1892) by Architect Albert Pissis. Many thanks to Terrence Paret (Wiss, Janey, Elstner) and Nigel Black (Landmark Construction) for a very instructive and enjoyable tour! And special thanks to Allison Vanderslice of Heritage YP for keeping everyone organized!


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



WCAPT examined the current seismic retrofit using center-coring, steel plate shear wall, and carbon fiber wrap systems. The tour included access to original bank vaults that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire! An incredible opportunity to step inside a building that has not been open to the public in decades!



Stay tuned for more tours of recently rehabilitated landmark structures as part of "Landmark Preservation Projects" series. 



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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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.

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APTI Board Elections



It is time again to vote in the APTI Board elections! There are several candidates whom are WCAPT members, and the Board of WCAPT encourages you to vote for these regional APTI members. These candidates include:

Chris Gray (for Director)

Terrence Paret (for Director)
Kitty Vieth (for Vice President)

Taryn Williams (for Director)


APTI members should have already received an email invitation from APTI to vote on September 3rd. If an invitation to vote was not received, email Nathela Chatara at info@apti.org to request an invitation.


Deadline to submit a ballot (by mail, fax or scan) is October 20th or in person at the APT conference by 10am on November 3rd.

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 Early Registration through September 1st




NCPTT seeking proposal
for 2016 grants program


The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is now accepting grant applications for two grant programs.


In addition to the annual Preservation Technology and Training Grants that award up to $40,000 for research and technology, NCPTT has a new Media Grants Program. The Latter program, provides up to $15,000 to develop videos, mobile applications, online publications and more. 


For more information, check out NCPTT's website at https://ncptt.nps.gov/grants/  





 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.


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.








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