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

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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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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Cooking Demo
Learn about quintessential fruits of fall in this cooking demonstration on...

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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