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Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The regular practice of displaying a Christmas tree on the Capitol Grounds is...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Construction of Capitol extensions
Montgomery Meigs – a man who built the Capitol while helping save the Union it...

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Blog Posts Categorized 'Architecture'

October 22
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U.S. Capitol Dome
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, reflects on the AOC's effort to restore the U.S. Capitol Dome.
June 18
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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
Too hot or too cold – there is no pleasing everyone when it comes to the right temperature in the office. But while today the AOC provides a climate-controlled environment to the buildings of Capitol...
March 04
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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a church or a chamber in a mausoleum. For many of us it suggests somber, stony silence and perhaps dusty coffins. The Capitol...
January 22
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The AOC is responsible for nearly 600,000 square feet of windows
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 square feet of windows – of all different shapes, size and age – cared for by the AOC.