Our Work

A Tradition of Ingenuity

Our work inspires a nation. We are the artisans, historians, and craftspeople who preserve and maintain the landmark buildings, monuments, art and grounds of the Capitol campus.

Buildings & Grounds

The Capitol campus is made up of more than 18.4 million square feet of facilities, and 570 acres of grounds.

Discover the Buildings and Grounds

Projects

We must ensure every visitor to Capitol Hill experiences the grandeur of these historic treasures at their very best.

Our Projects

Art & Artists

We are responsible for the care of thousands of works of historical art.

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Stories

New & Noteworthy

Delve deeper into the stories behind the people, art, history and grounds that make up the Capitol.

Public Notice

AOC Offers Family Resources for Distance Learning and Virtual Visits

The Architect of the Capitol is delivering virtual Capitol experiences to those unable to visit because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Resources for students and families learning from home are grouped into elementary, middle school and high school levels. There are also virtual field trips and online exhibits.
Public Notice

Volume 19 of Tholos Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employee magazine, Tholos, is now available. Article themes include Cool Tools, Organizational Transformation, Seasonal Highlight, Doing Good, Project Updates, and Spotlight on Safety.
Public Notice

A Decade of Excellence – AOC Receives Award for 10th Year in a Row

For the tenth consecutive year, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA) prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).
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A talented employee of an Architect of the Capitol sheet metal shop.

Expertise

Skillful Craftmanship

We serve in diverse roles applying both modern techniques and historical tradecrafts in the care and preservation of the Capitol campus.

Areas of Expertise