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Juan Sandoval and Jose Hernandez using a lewis to remove stones from Olmsted Terrace.
Addressing the stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of...
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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.
February 25, 2014
Escape the winter weather and experience the blooms evoking spring in the U.S. Botanic Garden at the Orchid Symphony exhibition.More »
A current view of the U.S. Capitol, Room HB-29, which once served as a bakery during the Civil War.
March 27, 2018
A look back at the U.S. Capitol's baking operations during the Civil War.More »
Squirrels on the Capitol Grounds
April 11, 2013
When walking across the Capitol Grounds there is one critter that can consistently be seen out and about – the squirrel. When did squirrels first come to Washington, D.C. and how did they end up here? Archivist Andria Leo took a look through AOC’s historical records to investigate the history of the squirrel at the Capitol. More »
March 19, 2014
Investigate the meaning behind the Car of History Clock in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.More »
AOC's John Lamberton, Assistant Supervisor, selects the proper copper pipe size for a job.
July 1, 2016
While the most frequent calls from building occupants are related to climate, being successful in this line of work is about more than overcoming hot and cold conditions.More »
July 27, 2016
Just like us, plants need special care in the extreme heat. Following these tips from the U.S. Botanic Garden will help protect your plants during the hottest days of summer. More »
Condition of the stone on the Russell Building pre-restoration.
January 11, 2018
Stone preservation will continue to be a priority of the AOC as the best way to maintain the buildings across the Capitol campus is to constantly monitor them.More »
Blue heron carved in stone at the focal point, the central fountain, in the perimeter wall surrounding Capitol Square.
March 15, 2017
Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers describes his love of birds and their role in the focal point of Capitol Square's perimeter wall.More »
August 5, 2015
The U.S. Capitol's rotunda is closed this month to prepare for restoration, but there are six other rotunda areas visitors should be sure to see.More »
June 18, 2013
Too hot or too cold – there is no pleasing everyone when it comes to the right temperature in the office. While today the AOC provides a climate-controlled environment to the buildings of Capitol Hill, two centuries ago this wasn't the case.More »
May 17, 2012
Courses taught by AOC employees help communicate business culture and expectations, as well as important skills they can apply to future educational and occupational pursuits.More »
December 2, 2013
The Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Capitol Dome 150 years ago, effectively completing the Capitol Dome that we still see today.More »
February 10, 2016
The Architect of the Capitol is proud of our role in caring for and preserving these tributes to the role African Americans have played in shaping the course of our country's history.More »
Close-up photo of lion detail at the Supreme Court Building.
March 6, 2018
Imagery of the lion is well-represented in architectural details on Capitol Hill.More »
AOC General Counsel Jason Baltimore standing next to a tour of people
February 4, 2013
Kristen Frederick, AOC congressional liaison, sits down with Jason Baltimore, AOC’s first African American general counsel, to discuss what brought him to the Architect of the Capitol and what opportunities lie ahead for him in his new role.More »

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