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

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A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen that rises five stories above the main entrance to the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. Measuring approximately 50 feet high by 35 feet wide, it consists of 98 open books, with some as large as five feet wide.
A Cascade of Books by Frank Eliscu (1912–1996) is a bronze sculptural screen...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging...

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.

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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