This morning, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, announced that the first comprehensive restoration of the Capitol Dome in more than half a century is complete.
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October 27, 2016
The Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol, joined members of the Dome Restoration team to attach the final restored ornament, a rosette, to the U.S. Capitol Dome.
September 21, 2016
Today, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, joined members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to drive in the "First Nail" marking the beginning of construction of the 2017 Presidential Inaugural platform.
September 6, 2016
The Architect of the Capitol is pleased to reopen the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda following the successful completion of its restoration. Tradesmen and experts from historic preservation officers to engineers, craftsmen and painters worked day and night to restore this hallowed space.
May 18, 2016
The Architect of the Capitol welcomed Ireland's Taioseach, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States and others to the U.S. Capitol Grounds for a tree dedication marking the 100th anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. This Irish Oak serves as a living memorial to the event.
April 21, 2016
A tree has been dedicated on the U.S. Capitol Grounds in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Several trees on the grounds serve as living memorials. This American Elm is located on the Capitol campus near the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Constitution Avenue.
January 25, 2016
Less than 48 hours after Winter Storm Jonas began dumping snow from the skies over Washington, D.C., Architect of the Capitol crews successfully removed snow to make miles of sidewalks, streets and drives and 20 acres of plazas and parking lots accessible for the U.S. Capitol community.
December 17, 2015
The U.S. Botanic Garden's "Morning at the Museum" program provides museum access for individuals with cognitive and sensory-processing disabilities by providing pre-visit preparation materials, a calmer visitation period for registered participants and a welcoming quiet "take-a-break" space.
November 19, 2015
The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation facility (Packard Campus) located in Culpeper, Virginia, recently received the Virginia Water Environment Association's (VWEA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Industrial Waste and Pretreatment.
October 26, 2015
The recently dedicated Hart Senate Office Building solar panel system is one of the largest federal systems in the Washington, D.C. area. The system furthers the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to sustainable and cost-efficient energy reduction measures.
August 26, 2015
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business!
August 14, 2015
The Statue of Freedom — one of the most visible, symbolic and treasured pieces of art at the Capitol — will undergo its regular maintenance this September.