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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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2015 Year in Review
This year has been one of many great moments at the Architect of the Capitol...
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Evolution of Women in Art at the U.S. Capitol

By Michele Cohen, Ph.D.

An in-depth look at the evolution of women in art at the U.S. Capitol.

Close-up detail photo with Statue of Freedom during conservation in 1993.
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 »
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 »
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 »
What does the Constitution mean to me? Exhibit
September 14, 2012
My colleagues at the Capitol Visitor Center’s (CVC) Exhibits and Education Division asked that I create a sample journal to inspire U.S. Capitol visitors who will make journals as part of Constitution Week activities at the CVC the week of September 17.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 »
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 »
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 »
Women are integral members of the Dome Restoration Project
March 8, 2017
Our Chief Operating Officer reflects on the experiences that introduced her to extraordinary women and helped shape her management style.More »
January 20, 2016
Volunteering at the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School is an experience that continues to enrich lives.More »
October 24, 2012
Michael Dunn, AOC’s chief of photography, draws upon his 15 years of experience to share tips for photographing the Capitol Grounds in fall.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 »
Kaizen Life Skills group photo.
June 13, 2016
Millions of Americans volunteer every year, but few feel compelled to form their own organization. AOC's Greg Smith saw a problem in his community that had no solution, so he created one by starting his own non-profit.More »
July 6, 2016
If you live, work or visit Capitol Hill, stay alert for signs that you, a colleague or a loved one is too hot.More »

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