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Ten Steps to Energy Savings and Sustainability for your Office
The Architect of the Capitol’s Legacy of Sustainability began with the setting...

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Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) ink and watercolor by Joan McGann.
Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora will open to the public on May 4, 2018...
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Serving with Encouragement

By Laura Condeluci

LaTisha Williams finds and gives encouragement by serving with her community church.

AOC's LaTisha Williams, custodial worker supervisor in the House Office Buildings Day Cleaning division.
August 6, 2012
What had previously been an unusable outdoor tennis court on the Dirksen Senate Office Building roof was transformed by plantings.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 »
March 1, 2016
The lion, with its prominent mane, is a popular symbol in art and architecture on the Capitol campus.More »
The Capitol Christmas Tree in 2013
December 3, 2013
The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.More »
Tray full of artifacts associated with the space.
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 »
June 21, 2016
Opened to the public on October 1, 2006, the National Garden is a key element of the USBG, along with the Conservatory and Bartholdi Park.More »
July 9, 2013
"We deal with a lot of history." Those aren't the words of the AOC's Curator office. It's Ron Bailey, shop supervisor of the Library Buildings and Grounds Elevator Division, who runs some of the oldest elevator systems on Capitol Hill, the oldest of which date back to the 1930s. More »
March 16, 2016
To celebrate the birthday of our nation's fourth president, we are highlighting the art featuring or including James Madison on the Capitol campus.More »
The aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) in bloom at the National Garden
October 25, 2012
It’s fall in the Mid-Atlantic and brisk, sunny days provide opportunities for wonderful walks outdoors. Fall brings fabulous color to the U.S. Botanic Garden, so while you’re out enjoying the season, make sure to take the time to strop by and see what's in bloom. More »
Groundbreaking at the Hart Senate Office Building.
November 8, 2017
As the country grows, so does the Capitol campus and, with it, the AOC's responsibilities.More »
The quarry at Government Island provided sandstone for the construction of the White House and the U.S. Capitol building.
March 18, 2013
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle walks in the footsteps of the masons and laborers who worked the quarry at Government Island in Aquia, Virginia, to gather stone for the U.S. Capitol more than 200 years ago. More »
Ground penetrating radar drawing.
July 8, 2015
The Cannon Renewal team is using ground penetrating radar to help workers see what's inside the concrete of the Cannon Building.More »
June 17, 2016
The U.S. Capitol Building Sheet Metal Shop has introduced a new auto brake machine which offers an unprecedented capacity to bend metal that is integral to the many renowned projects around the U.S. Capitol.More »
Richard Edmonds, Industrial Engineering Technician at the Capitol Power Plant.
April 1, 2016
Our approach to sustainability and energy on Capitol Hill is built upon three defining elements... buildings, infrastructure and people.More »
A small bust of George Washington carved into the Car of History marble chariot.
March 13, 2018
Discover art with a special connection to Stephen Ayers' time serving as Architect of the Capitol.More »

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