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...


The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...


Stewards of iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.


Bust of Thomas Jefferson.
The role of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) in the procurement of these busts involves working... More »
This bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson by Pierre-Jean David d’Angers is located in the Capitol Rotunda and was the first full-length portrait statue placed in the U.S Capitol Building.
Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at his prosperous family’s home in Albemarle County,... More »


Fireworks seen behind the Capitol Dome and Statue of Freedom.
The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Know Before You Go:... More »
The U.S. Capitol can be seen over the wetlands area of the National Garden.
This fall, the National Garden at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) turns 10 years old.... More »
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