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

Featured

The Apotheosis of Washington fresco is suspended 180 feet above the Rotunda floor and  depicts George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory/Fame and surrounded by six groups of figures.
Painted in 1865 by Constantino Brumidi, the Apotheosis of Washington in the...

Featured

The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

Featured

AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

Featured

Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals....

What's New

our blog

Posted on October 01
Categories:
Capitol view through spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.
0 Comments |  Add comment
February 03 By: Andria Leo 0 Comments
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 from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90...
December 23 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Take a look back at some of our top stories from 2013.
December 17 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great...
December 11 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
December 2013 at the U.S. Capitol
A look back on 2013 through some of our most popular pictures from Flickr and Instagram.

Pages

Printer-friendly version