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

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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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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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Photo of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building looking North to South.
AOC's annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) provides the results...

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Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National...

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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.

AOC Congressional Testimony
Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations

AOC Strategic Vision and Five Year Focus
An outline of the agency's mission, vision, core values and strategic goals.

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 that 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.

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View AOC's "Caring for America's Capitol" Magazine.