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

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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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