Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.


The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...


The AOC Capitol Building Mason Shop successfully relocated the Magna Carta display to the Crypt.
It took both brawn and brains to move a beautiful (and hefty) treasure when the...

Who We Are

Amy Johnson

Chief Administrative Officer
Amy Johnson is AOC's Chief Administrative Officer

As the Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Amy Johnson is responsible for providing administrative and business support and oversees the Acquisition and Material Management Division, Curator Division, Human Capital Management Division, Information Technology Division, Office Services Division and Policy Program Office.

Prior to joining the Architect of the Capitol in 2017, Ms. Johnson served as the Deputy Director for human resources at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, overseeing day-to-day operations of five directorates providing the full range of Human Capital Management  functions to include employee and labor relations, resource management, training, hearings and appeals, investigations and IT for a complex and diverse national and international customer base of over 14,000 customers across six agencies.

Before retiring as an Air Force Colonel in 2014, Ms. Johnson served as Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary. In that role, she was responsible for  managing executive staff; functional leadership and advocacy for a workforce of over 100,000; budget preparation and presentations at formal hearings for Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); financial analysis and forecasting; long-range planning for workforce requirements; organizational assessments to improve efficiency and effectiveness; and media relations.

Ms. Johnson also completed a six-month executive developmental assignment in October 2016 as a Presidential Fellow at OMB in the Executive Office of the President, Management and Operations Directorate.

Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Marywood University and a Master of Arts degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. She completed coursework in strategic planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as public policy and legislative studies at American University and is currently working on her American Bar Association Certificate in legal research at Georgetown University.