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Official painted portrait of 11th Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers.
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...
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2015 Year in Review
This year has been one of many great moments at the Architect of the Capitol...
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    Falling Into Spring

    Year-round planning, preparation and hard work ensures buds bloom, vibrant colors delight and fragrant flowers excite on Capitol Hill.

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    Saving Life & Limb: AOC Arborists

    Their official job titles are Tree Surgeon and they work to keep their patients alive for hundreds of years.

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    Meet the Carillonneur of the Capitol

    Jim Saenger, the Capitol’s Carillonneur, has perhaps one of the most unique and least visible jobs on the Hill.

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    Olmsted Terrace Preservation

    The AOC has started a five-phased project that will repair the masonry at the terrace walls.

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