Every other year, the Architect of the Capitol conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to measure employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present at the AOC. These are the 2016 results.
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December 6, 2016
The bronze conservation effort of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C., has come to a close, and now an astonishingly vibrant, emotional and detailed sculpture is revealed. See pictures of this restored monumental sculpture near the Capitol Reflecting Pool.
November 15, 2016
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.
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.