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White House Nominates Stephen T. Ayers to be Architect of the Capitol

February 24, 2010

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 more than 2,000-person agency since February 2007. "This is a tremendous honor. It has been a privilege to lead the Archiect of the Capitol (AOC) organization and work with such a professional workforce dedicated to serving the Congress and the American people by maintaining and preserving the U.S. Capitol complex," said Ayers. "I appreciate the trust the Congress and the Leadership has placed in me, and I thank President...

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AOC Installs New Bike Racks at the Capitol

May 12, 2009

Bike Racks on the Capitol Grounds
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 Architect of the Capitol. “That includes providing the appropriate racks for those who prefer to ride their bikes when visiting the Capitol.” The new racks accommodate about 40 bikes, and are located near the...

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U.S. Botanic Garden Awarded Accreditation from the American Association of Museums

December 19, 2008

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. AAM accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Developed and sustained by...

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AOC Project Wins National CMAA Award

October 17, 2008

The annual Construction Management Project Achievement Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management. The West Refrigeration Plant Expansion Project was recognized as "Best Infrastructure Project with Constructed Value Less Than $100 million." "It is quite an honor to have this national recognition bestowed on this important AOe project," said Acting Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, AlA. "'The AOe team did an outstanding job on this critical project which will enable significant energy savings and increase capacity." The AOC expanded...

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