Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

Featured

Martin Luther King, Jr. Bust
The bust of Martin Luther King, Jr has been on display in the Capitol Rotunda...

Featured

The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

Featured

Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

Featured

The AOC is responsible for nearly 600,000 square feet of windows
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the almost 600,000 square...

What's New

our blog

Posted on April 01
Categories:
West Front of Capitol in March
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...
0 Comments |  Add comment
March 18 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Government Island
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle walks in the footsteps of the masons and laborers who worked the quarry at Government Island in Aquia, Virginia, to gather stone for the U.S. Capitol more...
March 12 By: Franklin Bradley 0 Comments
East Front of the U.S. Capitol
The AOC works to make the Capitol Dome, an enduring symbol of democracy recognized throughout the world, visible to all throughout the night. Learn about this history of the lighting of this iconic...
March 04 By: AOC Curator Office 0 Comments
Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a church or a chamber in a mausoleum. For many of us it suggests somber, stony silence and perhaps dusty coffins. The Capitol...
February 26 By: Ray Mims 0 Comments
Trout Lily
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s Conservation & Sustainability Horticulturist, Ray Mims, takes a look at the importance of spring ephemerals, which are featured in the Garden’s current exhibit,...

Pages