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

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5 p.m. on the Capitol's West Front Lawn. The ceremony is open to the public and no tickets are required. Architect of the... More »

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WASHINGTON  H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing... More »

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(WASHINGTON)—The Kennedy Center and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) collaborate for the first time on two unique and inventive world premiere productions, The Cerulean Time Capsule and Flowers Stink, to be performed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in September and October, 2015. The U.S. Botanic Garden is a living museum filled with beautiful, inspiring plants as well as... More »

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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business!

Today, the AOC joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,000 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

"The business community's investment in bicycling is... More »

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The recently dedicated Hart Senate Office Building solar panel system is one of the largest federal systems in the Washington, D.C. area. The system furthers the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) commitment to sustainable and cost-efficient energy reduction measures.

"We work to embrace... More »

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The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation facility (Packard Campus) located in Culpeper, Virginia, recently received the Virginia Water Environment Association's (VWEA) Gold Environmental Excellence Award for Industrial Waste and Pretreatment.

Tim Minner,... More »

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The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held today, Wednesday, December 2, at 5 p.m. on the Capitol's West Front Lawn. The ceremony is open to the public and no tickets are required. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers... More »

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Kennedy Center Musical Co-commissioned with the United States Botanic Garden Nominated

The Helen Hayes Awards announced the 2016 nominees for excellence in professional theatre on February 1.

The Kennedy Center musical, Flowers... More »

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Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers was joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Representative Roybal-Allard and Father Patrick J. Conroy to dedicate a tree in memory of Representative Edward R. Roybal.

"Today, we... More »

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The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is pleased to reopen the Capitol Rotunda following the successful completion of its restoration.

Preserving the historic Rotunda is a priority for the AOC. Water leaking through the Capitol Dome and into the... More »

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