Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

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House Chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Publications
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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Sarracenia leucophylla x alata photo.
Learn about carnivorous plants on September 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Trades and Areas of Practice

  • Masonry
    The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for the preservation and...
     
  • Gardeners
    AOC gardeners care for the grounds of the Capitol Building, the Congressional...
     
  • Maintenance Mechanics
    The Architect of the Capitol’s maintenance mechanics work around the clock to...
     
  • Electrical
    Across Capitol Hill AOC Electricians are responsible for thousands of miles of...
     

Employees in various trades such as electricians, plumbers, masons, and carpenters maintain the facilities and infrastructure in optimal condition. Gardeners and landscapre professionals create colorful displays and care for hundreds of acres of lawns and plantings. All of these efforts are directed at making the work of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress – and the experience of the millions of visitors annually – as smooth, efficient and enjoyable as possible.

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