Today, Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, signed into force and effect a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 626, representing approximately 500 laborers, custodians, gardeners and other non-skilled workers in the House and Senate Office... More »
The Architect of the Capitol’s (AOC) Capitol Visitor Center project was recognized by the Washington Building Congress with several 2008 Craftsmanship Awards. Teams of skilled tradesmen were recognized for displaying exceptional skill in their fields, including door and hardware fabrication, skylight design and installation, exterior hardscape installation, and stone masonry.
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WASHINGTON – The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum.
Of the nation’s nearly 17,500 museums about 775 are currently accredited. Notably, of several hundred public gardens in North America, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of only 19 that have been awarded accreditation... More »
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol has installed new bicycle racks on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to accommodate visitors and staff who prefer riding their bikes to driving.
“As stewards of the Capitol complex, we work to accommodate everyone, and to make their visitor experience at the U.S. Capitol a very enjoyable one,” said Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, Acting... More »
Acting Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, announced today that the Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has entered into a partnership with NORESCO, LLC, for an Energy Savings Performance Contract in the House Office Buildings. The project includes nearly $34 million in facility infrastructure upgrades in the Rayburn, Longworth, Cannon, and Ford House Office... More »
President Obama today officially nominated Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, to be the next Architect of the Capitol. Mr. Ayers has served as Acting Architect, heading up the 2,600-person Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), since February 2007.
“This is a tremendous honor. It has been a privilege to lead the AOC organization and work with such a professional workforce dedicated... More »
On May 12, 2010, the United States Senate, by unanimous consent, confirmed Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, to be the 11th Architect of the Capitol.
"It is a wonderful honor and privilege to have been confirmed last night by the United States Senate to be Architect of the Capitol. I appreciate the trust the Congress has placed in me, and for the support it has given our organization, and... More »
Daniel J. Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer for the House of Representatives, and Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol, announced today that the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) will assume and expand the House of Representatives' sustainability initiatives formerly conducted by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). This will further improve efficiencies in the effort... More »
Beth Plemmons, CEO for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, announced that a new selection of Civil War-related documents and artifacts will be on display beginning March 12 through September 8, 2012, in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall.
“We are pleased to present part two of our commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by highlighting documents and artifacts that... More »
Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, the lower terrace of the West Front of the U.S. Capitol will be closed for construction of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural stands.