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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Behind the Scenes

U.S. Capitol Clean-up

The events of January 6 left most of the nation at a standstill, but Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employees immediately went to work, restoring the building and grounds to their proper condition so that Congress could safely reconvene and inaugural preparations could get back on track.
History & Discoveries

Honoring the U.S. Capitol Guides Buried in Congressional Cemetery

Several of the men who first led tours through the U.S. Capitol are buried in Congressional Cemetery. In December 2019, a group from the Capitol Visitor Center Social Committee gathered at the cemetery to place markers on the graves of these guides and learn more about their lives.
Public Notice

Fall 2020 Issue of Tholos Magazine Now Available

Article themes and highlights include Beyond the Dome at Congressional Cemetery, Spotlight on Safety, Doing Good, a project update on the Olmsted lanterns and By the Numbers for Presidential Inauguration 2021.

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