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

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National Statuary Hall, also known as the Old Hall of the House, is the large, two-story, semicircular room south of the Rotunda.
National Statuary Hall, also known as the Old Hall of the House, is the large...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve 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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Beth Burrous, Biochemist and USBG Volunteers having a discussion inside a greenhouse
Learn about the science behind the headlines and food labels at the U.S Botanic...

Publications

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