Bartholdi Fountain
In 1877 the United States paid $6,000 for an iron fountain sculpted by...


The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.


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


Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit is on display November 27...

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    Strategic Vision and Five Year Focus

    This vision will help the AOC deliver projects on time and within budget, enhance workforce flexibilities, foster greater communication and transparency, and build stronger relationships both with our clients and one another.


Strategic Initiatives