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Official painted portrait of 11th Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers.
Under Mr. Ayers' leadership, the Architect of the Capitol oversaw the...
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The artifacts in this photograph were passed down through the family of Brumidi's third wife and given to the Architect of the Capitol.
Several artifacts were passed down through Brumidi's family and given to...

U.S. Capitol Exterior Preservation Project Updates

Below is the latest information on current work underway to preserve the stone and metal of the U.S. Capitol.

Phase 2 of the Exterior Stone and Metals Preservation project is underway, continuing with the construction of scaffold erection and stone preservation activities at the House Extension's south, east and west façades.

Scaffolding as part of November 2018 preservation efforts.