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Architect's Notebook: One of My Favorite Things

By Stephen T. Ayers

The 11th Architect reveals his favorite and most important part of this organization: the spirit of AOC employees!

AOC employees exemplify One Team, One Mission.
April 15, 2015
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, AOC Curator Barbara Wolanin details the days he lay in state at the U.S. Capitol.More »
April 10, 2015
Many ornamental and functional cast iron parts of the U.S. Capitol Dome are so broken and badly damaged that they cannot be repaired on site. For the restoration, we traveled to the Salt Lake City foundry to see firsthand how the work to re-create these pieces is done.More »
Capitol Sunset November 2014
December 22, 2014
From February's heavy snowfall to October's blood moon eclipse, take a look back at some popular moments of 2014 through the AOC's Instagram and Flickr images.More »
October 29, 2014
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, to search for the perfect U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. More »
October 22, 2014
Edmonds hopes to leave behind a legacy that exemplifies how important it is to take time to recognize those in need and make a difference.More »
October 16, 2014
While the Architect of the Capitol's core mission is to preserve the buildings in our care, we realize that preserving knowledge is just as important. More »
October 14, 2014
The House Office Buildings laborers continuously improve service delivery and efficiency, even if they have to face down a wolf to do it.More »
October 2, 2014
In a world where everyone carries a cell phone and some carry more than one, people still check the historic clocks on the Capitol campus for the time of day.More »
October 1, 2014
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.More »
Juan Sandoval and Jose Hernandez using a lewis to remove stones from Olmsted Terrace.
September 29, 2014
Addressing the stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others. More »
September 22, 2014
Early on this beautiful September morning, a group of Instagrammers came together to explore and celebrate the U.S. Capitol during our second InstaMeet.More »
September 16, 2014
With the "Sprouts" program at the U.S. Botanic Garden, children learn about the magical world of plants.More »
Anne Frank Tree and marker planted in the ground in front of the Capitol
July 21, 2014
One of Anne's few connections to the outside world while hiding in the secret annex was a nearby white chestnut tree which she could see from the attic window. More »
AOC employee working on touching up columns in Statuary Hall
May 20, 2014
Next time you're in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the House Chamber, look closely.More »
May 12, 2014
Conceived as an outdoor laboratory for gardening in harmony with natural ecosystems, the National Garden opened to the public on October 1, 2006.More »

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