Caring for America's Capitol

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Capitol Connection - July 2018

Evolution of Women in Art at the U.S. Capitol

Women have long played roles in Capitol art. In the 19th century, they appeared primarily as allegorical figures in murals and architectural …

Art

Soon @MLB will honor its best players during the 2018 #AllStarGame. During the rest of July, we will highlight members of our AOC team and the facilities we operate. We consider them the very best fielded in the nation's capital. #AllStarAOC https://t.co/MjsIMWDfOr

Making Heads Safer, One Bump Cap at a Time

The men and women who carry out the mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to serve, preserve and inspire are frequently in full view of the …

Employment

Core Value: Professionalism

Employment

By the Numbers: Capitol Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitor Center serves as the main entrance for visitors to the U.S. Capitol. It is a facility rich with informational exhibits, two gift …

Small Business

Calm and Collected Waters

Summer officially starts this week and the weather in Washington, D.C., is getting warmer. While water features on the U.S. Capitol campus look cool …

Architect's Notebook: Finding Comfort In Balance

It is human nature to try to find order and balance in our surroundings. One of the ways I do this in my own life is to be as organized as possible. …

Core Value: Safety

The Art of Walking Across History

<b>Awareness of your surroundings can help prevent a slip, trip or fall — you might also spot some amazing things.</b><p>I live with a two year old. Jumping, …

Core Value: Pride

Thank you @uscapitol employees for all your hard work, preserving and serving. #PSRW #legbranch #mondaymotivation https://t.co/IXTs2OsFGo

AOC staff preserves and maintains the historic buildings, monuments, art and gardens on the Capitol campus. To all of our employees, thank you for your service! #PSRW https://t.co/ci15LJkQCm

Cannon Renewal Project - April 2018

Stewardship of the Environment

The $28,000,000 Question

<i>Since 1863, Thomas Crawford's marble sculptural group "Progress of Civilization" has stood in the pediment above the Senate doors on the East Front</i> …

Core Value: Integrity

UMD Alumna Preserves American Icons

Christine Merdon has had a monumental career.<p>As the first female chief operating officer of the Architect of the Capitol, Merdon oversaw the latest …

University of Maryland

Then & Now: Capitol Building Superintendent's Office

Since its founding in 1793, the United States Capitol Building has been an enduring symbol of freedom and the democratic process that happens within …

War

Congress' Role in Time

<i>On March 10, 2018, the Capitol Visitor Center hosted a teacher workshop to think about these issues and learn about Congress' role in time. The</i> …

Daylight Savings Time

Core Value: Teamwork

YouTube

Looking Ahead for Talent — Finding the Next Win

"This program far exceeded what I expected," said Supply Management Officer Paul Venturella. He was speaking of the pilot program to have college …

Architect's Notebook: A Washington Connection

Even after working with this agency for more than 20 years, I continue to discover little surprises in the buildings, grounds and art cared for by …

Symbolism Roars to Life on Capitol Hill

It is said, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Many people reference this saying when discussing the weather. And historically, …

Cool Tools: The Ditch Witch

Well before winter, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) prepares snow equipment, procures rock salt and ice melt supplies, and reviews the emergency …

Rising to the Occasion

Architect of the Capitol on LinkedIn: “We're hiring → featured AOC…

We're hiring → featured AOC job openings are listed below, and all available positions can be viewed at https://lnkd.in/ebDYjXP. Apply today! …

Engineering

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employs around 100 engineers focused in different disciplines, including: mechanical, fire protection, electrical, …

Exploring Orchid Diversity

<b>Scents</b><p>The vanilla orchid has a sweet scent.<p>Fragrance can be an important part of attracting some pollinators and ranges from very sweet to strongly …