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

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In Emanuel Leutze’s mural, a group of pioneers and their train of covered wagons are pictured at the continental divide, looking towards the sunset and the Pacific Ocean. The border depicts vignettes of exploration and frontier mythology. Beneath the central composition is a panoramic view of their destination “Golden Gate,” in San Francisco Bay.
Emanuel Leutze’s mural celebrates the western expansion of the United States....

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Photo of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building looking North to South.
AOC's annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results...

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AOC working cleaning the National Garden
The National Garden is a treasure for everyone.

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