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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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The Senate Office Buildings Painting and Refinishing Branch gives hands-on...
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Preserving Historic Windows and Doors

By Kristen Frederick

Preservation allows the building to retain much of its original character and charm, while increasing the building's functionality for those who work and visit within its walls.

Restoring the windows of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Floor tile at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building.
June 1, 2018
Awareness of your surroundings can help prevent a slip, trip or fall — you might also spot some amazing things.More »
April 1, 2016
Our approach to sustainability and energy on Capitol Hill is built upon three defining elements... buildings, infrastructure and people.More »
His Holiness Pope Francis addressing the crowds assembled along the West Front.
October 14, 2015
Multiple jurisdictions worked together to prepare for Pope Francis' historic arrival at the U.S. Capitol last month, treating it much like a rehearsal for the next presidential inauguration. More »
July 23, 2015
When Visitor Guide John Claya encountered a guest with a visual disability near the Old Supreme Court Chamber, he used a creative tool to help her "see" the room.More »
The Snow Rodeo training exercise on a new piece of snow removal equipment, the Ditch Witch SK600 mini skid steer
March 1, 2018
This year's snow removal training exercise included a friendly competition between offices and jurisdictions on a new piece of equipment.More »
AOC Industrial Mechanics Jeff Weiskott and Derek Matthews
October 20, 2011
Keeping the House Office Buildings equipment in excellent shape is the job of the AOC Industrial Mechanics shop.More »
June 7, 2013
Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the Library of Congress who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings.More »
June 2, 2016
A 30 percent reduction in energy consumption is a major accomplishment. Take a look back at how we got there, and find out where we're going.More »
May 18, 2016
This passionate group of AOC employees aims to improve biking conditions around the U.S. Capitol campus.More »
June 8, 2012
This AOC employee finds a way to make a meaningful difference through an annual bike-a-thon supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.More »
AOC's Kevin Mulshine is proud to help others by being a blood donor.
March 4, 2012
While most people can be blood donors, only five percent of the eligible population actually donates — making AOC's Kevin and Gloria true heroes, even if they don't consider their efforts extraordinary. More »
Accessible ramp at Senate Parks near the Senate Underground Garage.
July 22, 2015
The AOC's Facilities Planning and Programming Division incorporates seemingly small improvements into the design of our facilities and their outside environments, helping not only those with disabilities, but each one of us.More »
AOC employees exemplify One Team, One Mission.
November 16, 2018
The 11th Architect reveals his favorite and most important part of this organization: the spirit of AOC employees! More »
April 18, 2016
ESPCs have assisted us in completing several conservation measures around the Capitol, House and Senate.More »
July 26, 2015
A look back at how life safety relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act and what has changed on the U.S. Capitol campus over the past 25 years.More »

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