We support our prestigious occupants in their critical mission to govern our country.

We fulfill the journey of visitors from across our nation and around the world to celebrate and discover the center and symbol of American democracy. Our internal and external services are equally essential in the successful fulfillment of our mission, values and vision.

Who We Are

The AOC is rooted in a tradition of unique craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Today, there are more than 2,000 employees serving around the clock.

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History of the AOC

Our legacy and ancestry is rooted in the very beginnings of the capital city of the United States.

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Organizational Directory

Get to know the jurisdictions and staff who care for the U.S. Capitol campus.

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Partnerships & Recognition

We are committed to partnering with other leaders in the field and developing communities of practice as we care for the nation's Capitol.

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AOC employees exemplify One Team, One Mission.

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The AOC has a wide range of available job and procurement opportunities.

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Recent News

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History & Discoveries

The Architect of the Capitol Sweeps Up the Past

When Jim Kaufmann, Capitol Grounds and Arboretum Director, happened across an 1891 street-sweeping map while going through cultural landscape reports, he had no idea how simple an old map could make caring for the U.S. Capitol Grounds.
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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.

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