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Black and white picture of Frederick Law Olmsted  best known for designing the grounds of New York City’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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East Front Plaza Repairs
AOC is making repairs to expansion joints on the East Front Plaza of the...

WHAT WE DO

Stewards of iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

STORIES

Architect of the Capitol employees pose for a group photo on Ride Your Bike to Work Day, May 2015.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze level... More »
Photo from 2011 of DC firefighters getting ready to start familiarization tours of the Library of Congress Buildings.
Planned work by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) this coming weekend includes: Saturday evening... More »

EVENTS

Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014
Weeknights — Join us this summer as we celebrate the season. One band below will perform each... More »
"Congress Investigates" exhibit includes items like this Watergate evidence.
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — The Capitol Visitor Center's new exhibit entitled... More »
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