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At the AOC we are leading the effort to conserve energy across Capitol Hill.

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Please note this event was originally scheduled for January 25, 2016, but rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting an Industry Day on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the North... More »

Dec
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Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers joined Representative French Hill, Harriet Mayor Fulbright and Father Patrick J. Conroy to dedicate a tree in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.

"This tree celebrates a unique program, established by the now-late J. William Fulbright, to... More »

Dec
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Christine Merdon, Chief Operating Officer for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), welcomed Ireland's Taioseach Enda Kenny, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson, senior congressional leaders and members of Congress, House Chaplain Father Patrick J. Conroy and Donegal native Father Brendan McBride to the U.S. Capitol Grounds for a tree dedication... More »

Dec
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The Dome and Rotunda restoration projects mark important milestones in our ongoing efforts to preserve our infrastructure, enhance the beauty of our historic buildings and improve safety and security for all employees and visitors.

We are pleased to report that work to restore the U.S. Capitol Rotunda is in the final... More »

Dec
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When the 89th United States Congress passed the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, it changed the way America views, treats, and shares its history. Join us for a fun-filled observation of this anniversary, and learn how the "People's House" — the Capitol — is preserved for all!

  • Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers and ACHP Expert Member Robert G. Stanton explain the... More »
Dec
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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... More »

Dec
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From the U.S. Capitol Police:

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will address a Joint Session of Congress in the Hall of the House of Representatives beginning at 9 p.m.

Given the high level of security surrounding the event, the United... More »

Dec
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On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, a section of the U.S. Capitol Grounds West Front will open for community sledding during daylight hours (dawn to dusk). Everyone is invited to join in the fun, but we ask that you remain safe and aware of the area and of workers who are clearing snow and ice.

Keep these tips in mind:

  1. Stay alert. Architect of the Capitol (AOC)... More »
Dec
31
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This series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Army Band on Friday, June 1, 2018.

All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Please check the individual band accounts on Twitter the day of for any schedule or cancelation notices.

Lawn chairs are allowed... More »

Dec
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To mark this year's centennial of America entering the Great War, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) recreated a War Garden as it would have been during World War I. These gardens, also referred to as Victory Gardens, were vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences, public parks, school yards and more to increase food supplies without increasing the use of land or labor... More »

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