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

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A crowd of visitors walking through the Capitol Visitor Center.
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center provides a welcoming and educational...

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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Military Band Concert playing at night in front of the Capitol
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday,...

Strategic Initiatives

  • Black and white historic photograph of the Capitol Dome being built
    Commencing with the installation of the Capitol’s cornerstone in 1793, the...
     
  • The Architect of the Capitol has a commitment to providing high quality service to its customers.
    The Architect of the Capitol has a commitment to providing high quality...
     
  • The highest priority for the Architect of the Capitol is the safety of its employees, Capitol Hill building occupants and visitors.
    The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the safety of visitors and...
     

Although the AOC can trace its roots to the setting of the Capitol’s cornerstone in 1793, it is imperative that the AOC continue to transform into a forward thinking, collaborative, and innovative organization. In this spirit, the AOC continues to pursue a number of important strategic initiatives that will continue to improve service to Congress, the Supreme Court and ensuring we are maximizing the resources provide by the American people.

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