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

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View of a typical Presidential inaugural ceremony.
Presidential inaugural ceremonies are perhaps the most widely known of the...

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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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AOC Gardener at the U.S. Botanic Gardener handling some orchids
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Dr. Ronnie Coffman, the director of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project.
Learn about the world of wheat from Dr. Ronnie Coffman on September 4 at 6:30 p...

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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