The Architectural Precast Association (APA) is committed to establishing and upholding the highest level of quality assurance for the production of architectural precast concrete products. APA Certified Plants produce some of the highest quality architectural precast, cast stone (wet and dry) and Glass Fiber Reinforced (GFRC) in the nation. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, the APA membership spans throughout North America and is comprised of manufacturers and their suppliers.

The APA is Dedicated to:

  • The adoption of specifications for architectural precast concrete and dissemination of such adopted specifications to design professionals, contractors and others concerned with quality building construction.
  • The establishment of quality control standards applicable to architectural precast concrete.
  • The dissemination of educational information relating to the production of architectural precast concrete to members.  

Programs & Services:

  • To keep members current on Industry news, APA publishes The Architectural Precaster; a quarterly newsletter reporting current association programs and industry news. Periodic supplements of management information and technical bulletins are also issued to ensure members remain up-to-date.
  • APA sponsors the Awards for Excellence, an internationally recognized annual awards competition which formally acknowledges excellence in design and manufacture of architectural precast concrete. The recipients of the awards are highlighted in an ongoing national advertising program which showcases the versatility and magnificence of our product.
  • Continuing education, legislative and public relations programs maintain the Industry's presence in the professional scholastic communities.


The Architectural Precast Association was organized in 1966 to advance the interests of architectural precast concrete in North America. The APA Certification Program was instituted over 20 years ago to give the design community the assurance of quality regardless of price.