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Dr. Norman E. Borlaug
This statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug was given to the National Statuary Hall...

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The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol, testified before the United States Senate Committee...
Mar 12, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused electrical power surges that impacted power supply...
Feb 26, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY...
Dec 15, 2010
This year, the Capitol Power Plant marks 100 years of steady service of...
Nov 08, 2010
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, announced that...
Aug 15, 2010
Blooming cherry trees, tulips, magnificent oaks and magnolias—these are...
May 12, 2010
On May 12, 2010, the United States Senate, by unanimous consent, confirmed...
Mar 13, 2010
  The iconic “Walter dome” atop the Capitol is recognized around the world...
Feb 24, 2010
President Obama today officially nominated Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP...
Aug 11, 2009
Under Mr. Ayers’ leadership, the AOC has implemented several programs to...
Jul 01, 2009
Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, announced...

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