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Dirksen Senate Office Building is a seven-story building faced in marble.
The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener handling some orchids
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Beth Burrous, Biochemist and USBG Volunteers having a discussion inside a greenhouse
Learn about the science behind the headlines and food labels at the U.S Botanic...

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Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
Photographic portrait of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal...
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...
May 12, 2009
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol has installed new bicycle racks...

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