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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.
A skylight allows natural light to fill the hallway once occupied by a courtyard at the U.S. Capitol.
July 19, 2017
A look back at the transformation of the U.S. Capitol courtyards.More »
April 24, 2017
Being at the U.S. Capitol can be a family affair, literally!More »
July 31, 2013
Parking in Washington, D.C., has always been a challenge, but did you know they have been working to accommodate commuters on Capitol Hill for more than a century? More »
November 17, 2016
Each one of us has the ability to learn a new skill that we are passionate about and then use that gift in ways that can help others.More »
January 6, 2016
The warmer temperatures have helped the AOC get ahead on other projects, but as the winter season continues, everyone is keeping a close eye on the forecast.More »
December 15, 2016
Time has taken its toll on the U.S. Capitol's stone, but our preservation effort will restore even the finer details, hand-carved by artisans.More »
November 17, 2011
Preparing the Christmas tree is a true team effort for the Architect of the Capitol. Find out how we work around the clock from tree selection to arrival, decoration and lighting.More »
This group portrait monument to the pioneers of the woman suffrage movement.
May 6, 2016
In honor of Mother's Day, explore more women who have played significant roles in the development of our nation and are featured in art at the U.S. Capitol.More »
A view of the renovated Bartholdi Park.
October 25, 2017
An in-depth summary of a recent Bartholdi Park renovation.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 »
The Apotheosis of George Washington in the United States Capitol Rotunda.
February 22, 2016
Approximately 35 pieces of art feature or include Washington's likeness in the U.S. Capitol. Which is your favorite?More »
April 15, 2013
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle watches "Lincoln" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"-- and is surprised by which film more accurately depicts the U.S. Capitol.More »
Senate Park Fountain
April 12, 2017
The Senate fountain, nestled between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, operated for the first time in 1932 and is designed with many unique features.More »
2017 War Gardens
November 15, 2017
To mark the centennial of the U.S. entering World War I, Library Buildings and Grounds staff recreated period-appropriate "War Gardens."More »
April 27, 2015
Because weather and time have not been kind to the Grant Memorial, AOC staff developed a preservation strategy to restore the Grant Memorial to its original condition.More »

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