Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

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Lying in State of President Gerald Ford
The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol has been considered the most suitable place...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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U.S. Air Force Band - Tuesday Evenings
U.S. Air Force Band - Tuesday Evenings - The 2014 series of concerts will be...
  • The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
  • Dr. William Thornton
  • AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
  • AOC employees

AOC's Story

AOC employees at work
The Architect of the Capitol traces its roots back to the laying of the Capitol cornerstone in 1793.

AOC's Work

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
The Architect of the Capitol serves as builder and steward of many of the nation's most iconic landmarks.