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

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Small Business Program
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AOC Capitol jurisdiction decorative painters create a faux marble fireplace.
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West Front of Capitol in March
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...
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October 22 By: Stephen T. Ayers 3 Comments
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.
October 21 By: Bill McLaughlin 0 Comments
Solidago Altissima
Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden, reflects on the beautiful goldenrod blooming at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
September 24 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect of the Capitol’s Curator Office, about the use of nature in the art and architecture of the U.S. Capitol. This week,...
September 16 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
We the People
This Constitution Week, AOC's Sharon Gang, communications & marketing manager at the Capitol Visitor Center, reflects on what the U.S. Constitution means to her.

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