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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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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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Slave Labor Commemorative Marker in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.
Interpreters in Exhibition Hall and Emancipation Hall use a variety of hands-on...

Who We Are

Trent Wolfersberger

A photographic portrait of Trent WolfersbergerFacility Manager, Supreme Court Building and Grounds

Trent Wolfersberger was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He later received a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Florida Civil Engineering Department. He is a professional mechanical engineer, licensed in the State of California.

Prior to joining the Architect of the Capitol, Trent was in the U.S. Navy, initially serving as a helicopter pilot, completing several deployments. He transferred to the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps where he held numerous assignments managing Navy Facilities and Environmental programs. He later served as the Executive Officer of a Seabee Battalion which deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and provided Civil Engineer relief efforts following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. Immediately following his separation from the Navy, Trent worked for a defense contractor providing systems engineering support to the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

Trent joined the Architect of the Capitol in 2007 as the Assistant Superintendent for Facility Operations in the Senate Office Buildings where he directed the efforts of the Maintenance, Electrical, Fire Electronics and Elevator and Subway branches. He was later selected for assignment to the Capitol Power Plant as Deputy Director. In April of 2013, he was promoted to his current position as Facility Manager for the United States Supreme Court Building and Grounds.

Trent has always believed in leadership by example.  By focusing our first principles on excellence, we fully employ our talents and abilities in a manner that is worthy of emulation and respect by others.