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

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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 view of the Capitol Visitor Center lit up at night
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Stewardship
The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Detailed view of Chrysanthemum flowers
Learn about these "Starry Eyed Daughters of the Fall" at the U.S Botanic Garden...

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Publications

Yellow flowers in front of the Capitol Building

The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications to increase transparency and accountability.

The Architect of the Capitol publishes a wide variety of publications, ranging from the agency’s employee magazine, Foundations & Perspectives, to its annual Performance and Accountability Report.

AOC Congressional Testimony
Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

Foundations & Perspectives:
AOC’s employee magazine, Foundations & Perspectives, spotlights the staff who work behind the scenes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the business of Congress and the Supreme Court is uninterrupted.

Performance and Accountability Report:
AOC’s annual report provides the results of the Architect of the Capitol’s financial performance each fiscal year. It demonstrates the AOC’s commitment to the accomplishment of its mission and accountability for its financial resources to the Congress, Supreme Court, public and other stakeholders.

Sustainability, Energy and Water Conservation Management Report:
The annual energy report released by the Architect of the Capitol highlights efforts by the AOC to reduce energy, encourage a sustainable Capitol and act as responsible stewards for the buildings and grounds under its care.

AOC Strategic Vision and Five Year Focus