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

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U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
From jungle to desert to primeval paradise, the indoor gardens and galleries...

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Map of Capitol Hill
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Warehouses in Fort Meade, Maryland store items such as statues that were once displayed on the East Front of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for managing all of the buildings...

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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