Public Notice

Volume 19 of Tholos Magazine Now Available

June 21, 2021

Article themes include Cool Tools, Organizational Transformation, Seasonal Highlight, Doing Good, Project Updates, and Spotlight on Safety.

Public Notice

A Decade of Excellence – AOC Receives Award for 10th Year in a Row

May 28, 2021

For the tenth consecutive year, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).

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Fall 2020 Issue of Tholos Magazine Now Available

December 11, 2020

Article themes and highlights include Beyond the Dome at Congressional Cemetery, Spotlight on Safety, Doing Good, a project update on the Olmsted lanterns and By the Numbers for Presidential Inauguration 2021.

Public Notice

The 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

November 20, 2020

Chosen from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests and sponsored by the Colorado Congressional Delegation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.

Public Notice

Capitol Visitor Center and U.S. Botanic Garden Temporarily Close to Visitors

March 30, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the Capitol Visitor Center and the Conservatory of the United States Botanic Garden will temporarily close to the public until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19). The outdoor gardens and grounds remain open.

Public Notice

State of the Union Address Street Closures and Other Restrictions

January 29, 2020

Specific information for the United States Capitol campus regarding street closures, parking restrictions, access to the U.S. Capitol and other details concerning the Joint Session on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, when President Donald J. Trump delivers his State of the Union address.

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12th Architect of the Capitol Sworn In

January 17, 2020

J. Brett Blanton has been sworn in as the 12th Architect of the Capitol. Blanton most recently served as the Deputy Vice President for Engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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2019 Holiday Show Celebrating America's Gardens

November 14, 2019

The 2019 U.S. Botanic Garden holiday show features plant-based recreations botanic gardens from Hawaii to Maine. Model trains will chug around, below, through and above these iconic sights and other landmarks from across the United States. Opens Thanksgiving Day and is free to attend.