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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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

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Slave Labor Commemorative Marker in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
Interpreters in Exhibition Hall and Emancipation Hall use a variety of hands-on...

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Larry D. Brown

A photographic portrait of Larry Brown, Superintendent of Library Buildings and GroundsSuperintendent, Library Buildings and Grounds

Larry D. Brown graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University of Greensboro, North Carolina in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He began his engineering career in 1987, as a junior engineer with the United Parcel Service. He accepted a position in 1989 with the Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Maryland, where he worked in the Facilities Management Division of the Public Works Department. He received a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University in 1992. In 1993, he was promoted to Branch Manager in the Facilities Management Division and in 1998, he was appointed as the Director of Planning and Budgeting. He joined the Architect of the Capitol in 2000 as an Assistant Superintendent with the House Office Buildings. In February 2002, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Superintendent in the office of the Capitol Building Superintendent. Mr. Brown was named Superintendent of Library Buildings and Grounds in October 2013.

Mr. Brown’s tenure with the United States government spans more than 20 years. His professional experience covers a wide spectrum of functions and activities, such as project management, facilities management, budget, maintenance, repair, and construction. He continues to strive to meet organizational objectives at the highest level of quality and professionalism and continues to strive for fair and equitable treatment of all employees regardless of their position and/or grade. He feels employees are the cornerstones of the organization, and their development and growth is essential to the progress of the organization. He is committed to maintaining and preserving the national treasures on Capitol Hill that have been entrusted to the care of the Architect of the Capitol and ensuring service excellence to the members of Congress, staff and visitors.