The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping hillside of the West Front lawn on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol Building, has offered rest and shelter to travelers for over a century.
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Performance & Accountability Report

The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results of the AOC's financial performance each fiscal year. It demonstrates the AOC's commitment to the accomplishment of its mission and accountability for its financial resources to the Congress, Supreme Court, public and other stakeholders.

How this Report is Organized

The FY 2014 PAR provides AOC's financial and performance information for the period beginning on October 1, 2013, and ending on September 30, 2014. The report exemplifies AOC's commitment to its mission and accountability to Congress and the American people. It provides candid insight into AOC's operations and accomplishments for the fiscal year and the challenges the organization faces. By way of introduction, the PAR includes a Citizen's Report and a Message from the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP. The remainder of the report is divided into four main sections and seven appendices.

  • Section I: Management's Discussion and Analysis
  • Section II: Performance Information
  • Section III: Financial Information
  • Section IV: Other Information

Read the most recent Performance & Accountability Report:

PAR App for Tablets

The AOC is also pleased to announce the release of the first app version of its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). This application is available for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 PAR and may be viewed on Apple or Android tablets. To download the report to your device, please visit the AppStore from your iPad or Google play from your Android tablet and search for "Architect of the Capitol."

The app version includes the current print edition, plus bonus photos and videos. Readers may browse each page in either landscape or portrait mode, zoom in to read individual sections, bookmark and share favorite articles and use other interactive features.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

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