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The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG).

“Dr. Novy is a plant biologist with a wide range of expertise in plant science and an amazing passion to educate people about the importance of plants,” said Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol and Acting Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden. “... More »

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Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the Capitol this weekend. The Staircase and connecting corridors are now open.

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Monday, July 14 - Update: AOC's contractor plans to begin delivering and installing scaffolding in the East Grand Staircase following the... More »

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The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of October 28, 2014, at the Capitol Power Plant. The exercise will consist of a safety team in appropriate protective gear performing mock-evacuation procedures.

The U.S. Capitol Police, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Office of the Attending Physician will also participate in the safety drill.... More »

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2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, on the Capitol’s West Front Lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, will serve as master of ceremonies.

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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... More »

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

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The annual "A Capitol Fourth" concert will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., is free and open to Members, their guests, staff and the general public. As is consistent with all major events, U.S. Capitol Police will have additional security measures in... 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 playing... More »

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 The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police.

WASHINGTON, DC –The Labor Day Capitol Concert will take place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. The National Symphony Orchestra will be performing.

The concert dress rehearsal for this event is on Sunday, September 6 from 3:30 p.m... More »

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