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Landing of Columbus
This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach...

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

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

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Engraving showing the first dome of the U.S. Capitol, designed by Charles Bulfinch. By William H. Bartlett, circa 1840.
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, remembers one of the...

Memberships and Affiliations

Memberships and Affiliations

The AOC has a history of partnering with nationally recognized leaders to craft and adopt best practices to be used in the care and creation of the nation’s Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol’s unique portfolio of responsibilities creates models for other communities of practice. The AOC is committed to being professionals and leaders in our respective arts continuing, establishing and evolving techniques and processes in our fields. A sampling of the AOC's partners is below.

ACHP logo
The American Institute of Architects logo
Construction Industry Institute logo
Construction Management Association of America logo
The Construction Users Roundtable logo
Federal Facilities Council logo
Heritage Preservation logo
International Association of Museum Facility Administrators logo
International Code Council logo
International Facility Management Association logo
Lambda Alpha International logo
National Building Museum logo
Council for Public-Private Partnerships logo
National Institute of Building Sciences logo
Federal Real Property Advisory Group logo
Washington Building Congress logo
US Green Building Council logo