The new You Can Grow It! exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) is open now through October 15, 2017. This indoor and outdoor exhibit showcases tips and answers to some of the questions visitors ask most frequently about how to care for plants in their own homes and gardens, including how to choose the best plant for their space and care abilities.
The exhibit provides answers to common issues about lighting, watering, fertilizing and pests, as well as how to rescue a plant that experiences problems. For those unsure of what kinds of plants they can grow where they live, visitors can find...
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting a Small Business Day on March 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in the Congressional Meeting Room - South. This event is for small business concerns and is designed to provide information about doing business with the AOC.
The Small Business Day is free and open to any small business owner and large businesses who are interested in subcontracting opportunities with small businesses; however, advance reservation is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
The United States Capitol Grounds was recently named an accredited arboretum. The grounds are now listed in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a comprehensive list of arboreta and public gardens that have a substantial focus on woody plants for the benefit of the public, science and conservation.
As a Level II arboretum, Capitol Grounds is recognized as an area with at least 100 species of woody plants, dedicated staff, enhanced public education programs and a documented collections policy.
"The diligent efforts of Capitol Grounds are evident to all who work at and visit the Capitol campus...
Eugene Poole, an architect Planning and Project Management (PPM) at Architect of the Capitol (AOC), was the keynote speaker at the Phelps Academy of Engineering 2017 Winter Celebration and was presented an award for his unwavering support of the Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School Mentorship Program.
Poole, who has volunteered and coordinated the AOC presentations every year since 2009, has taught the Five Orders of Architecture, judged the Career Day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair, represented Engineering day, provided mentorship for the "...
Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employees reported very favorable perceptions about working at the AOC. In a federal employee survey about workplace engagement, the AOC scored favorably in 95 percent of questions, and higher than the federal government average on 85 percent of questions.
Every other year, the AOC conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to measure employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present at the AOC.
In 2016, the AOC scored highly favorable in 70 percent of questions and favorable in 25...
Since 2015, the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial by Sculptor Henry Merwin Shrady has been hidden behind scaffolding, but recently, that has changed. The bronze conservation effort has come to a close, and now an astonishingly vibrant, emotional and detailed sculpture is revealed.
The Architect of the Capitol Photography Branch has documented each step of the restoration process. Check out the before and after pictures on Flickr.