Eight bronze lamp posts were recently installed by the Architect of the Capitol on the marble pedestal of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C. These posts are replicas of fixtures first designed and installed by Edward Pearce Casey, the architect for the memorial's pedestal.
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June 4, 2019
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Legislative Branch Industry Day on June 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in the Congressional Auditorium. This event is for contractors interested in doing business with the legislative branch, and is open to any business.
May 28, 2019
Mr. Edmonds previously served as the Architect of the Capitol's Director of the Office of Security Programs since 2017. Before joining the AOC, he served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, accumulating over 30 years of experience in executive leadership.
May 23, 2019
Here's what to know before you go to the annual National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Information includes concert and rehearsal times, prohibited items, street closures, public entrances, parking and travel tips.
May 20, 2019
The U.S. Botanic Garden presents a new exhibit Gardens Across America from May 24 through October 1, 2019. The exhibit showcases 21 public gardens from across the United States through vignettes created by each garden that display plants and items that illustrate the gardens' stories.
May 14, 2019
The Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. This ceremony honors law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Roll Call of Heroes read will honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during calendar year.
May 1, 2019
The 2019 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the U.S. Navy Band on Monday, June 3. All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting.
February 20, 2019
March 4, 2019, is the last day to visit Exhibition Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center before the space undergoes renovations through 2021. During the renovation period, the Capitol Visitor Center will continue to offer a full calendar of tours and programs.
January 31, 2019
Open now through October 15, 2018, the exhibit showcases six large-scale murals measuring as large as 16 feet, all celebrating plants.
December 21, 2018
The Cannon Building rotunda has been returned to its original appearance when the building opened in 1908. This beautiful space now reflects the original intent of Superintendent of the Capitol Building and Grounds Elliott Woods and the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings.
December 3, 2018
The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Members of the public and Congressional community are invited to pay their respects. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.
November 19, 2018
Article themes and highlights include Architect's Notebook, articles about the Cannon Renewal project, a Capitol Grounds and Arboretum cool tool, and the Capitol Power Plant's Cogeneration project.
August 28, 2018
The late Senator John S. McCain will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Members of the public and Congressional community are invited to pay their respects. The following is information regarding street closures, parking restrictions, restricted access and other details regarding the event.
August 21, 2018
Building on the success of last year's War Garden project, an Architect of the Capitol (AOC) gardening team identified and, in some cases, created additional beds to grow vegetables on the U.S. Capitol campus. Crops harvested from AOC gardens will be donated to local food banks.
June 21, 2018
U.S. Botanic Garden and Green Business Certification Inc. proudly announce Bartholdi Park is SITES Gold certified, and is the first Washington, D.C., project certified under SITES version 2. SITES is the most comprehensive system for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable land.