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Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol
Presidential inaugural ceremonies are perhaps the most widely known of the...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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AOC grounds crew plants flowers at U.S. Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals....
  • The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
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  • AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
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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.