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

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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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

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

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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

Resources for Media

Resources for Media

The resources below are available for download and use by media.

Please credit: "Architect of the Capitol"

Project Updates

Dome Images

Download full image collection. (573 MB, zip file)
Zip file that contains high resolution images, including: Dome damage photos and historic images.

Browse and download individual images.

Rotunda Protection Work

Graphics

Download full graphic collection. (19.9 MB, zip file)
Zip file that contains high resolution graphics, including: infographics and renderings of scaffolding.

Browse and download individual graphics.

Video

Download high resolution videos. (1.27 GB, zip file)
Zip file that contains b-roll of "lock and stitch" work done during the 2012 Dome Skirt Restoration and animation of scaffolding construction for the current Dome Restoration Project.

Browse additional videos available for embedding.

Background Information

Contact Info

Justin Kieffer
Senior Communications Specialist

202.226.7102
jkieffer@aoc.gov