Featured
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.
Featured
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...
Featured
Intern Mary Delaney learns about an air handling unit from AOC Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Worker Valarie Buggie to better understand the parts and services required by heating and cooling systems.
Not all internships are created equal. The Architect of the Capitol strives to...

News & Notices

Summer 2019 Issue of Tholos Magazine Now Available

July 30, 2019

Tholos Magazine cover, Volume 11 Summer 2019.
The latest edition of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) employee magazine, Tholos, is now available. Highlights include the articles below. Project Update: Fire Egress – Library of Congress By the Numbers: Seven Things You May Not Know About Capitol Grounds and Arboretum Feature: U.S. Botanic Garden Orchids Gain 600 New Siblings Hidden History: Brumidi Artifacts Season Highlight: Out and About on Walkabouts Download the full Summer 2019 issue, or read the stories from this and previous issues on our blog.

Read More

2019 "A Capitol Fourth" Concert Prohibited Items and Street Closures

July 01, 2019

Fireworks bursting in the air with the U.S. Capitol dome on July 4th.
The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Know Before You Go: Information on the Concert, Rehearsal, Prohibited Items & Street Closures On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the 39th annual "A Capitol Fourth" Concert, celebrating America's Independence Day, will air live from the West Front of the United States Capitol. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and gates will open to the public at 3 p.m. There will also be a full concert dress rehearsal on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, beginning at 8 p.m. Gates will open to the public at 3 p.m. Both events are open...

Read More

Lamp Posts Installed at Grant Memorial

June 25, 2019

Drawing and design for the Grant Memorial replica lamp posts.
Eight bronze lamp posts were recently installed by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) on the marble pedestal of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Union Square as part of the current restoration project. These posts are replicas of fixtures first designed and installed by Edward Pearce Casey, the architect for the memorial's pedestal. Each lamp post is made up of 16 separate castings, plus the eagle atop, which are supported by a stainless steel internal post and base which, in turn, is anchored to a new marble base. The bronze is patinated to match the color of the memorial bronze and coated...

Read More

2019 Legislative Branch Industry Day

June 04, 2019

AOC is hosting an Industry Day at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC), along with other legislative branch procurement divisions, are hosting a Legislative Branch Industry Day on June 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the Congressional Auditorium. This event is for contractors interested in doing business with the legislative branch, and is open to any business. If you are interested in attending, please send an email by June 24, 2019, to aocprocurement@aoc.gov with the names of each attendee from your company. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and...

Read More

Edmonds Named New Superintendent of Library Buildings and Grounds

May 28, 2019

Antonio M. Edmonds, PE is AOC's Director, Office of Security Programs.
Following a national search, Tony Edmonds has been selected to be the next Superintendent of Library Buildings and Grounds. Mr. Edmonds joined the Architect of the Capitol in 2017 as Director of the Office of Security Programs, where he was responsible for the Architect of the Capitol security programs and infrastructure, continuity of operations, management and operation of the buildings, grounds and security enhancements supporting the U.S. Capitol Police, along with other resiliency requirements. He is a tremendous asset to the Architect of the Capitol executive team and has enhanced the...

Read More

2019 U.S. Capitol Memorial Day Concert Prohibited Items and Street Closures

May 23, 2019

2017 Memorial Day Concert Set Up
The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Know Before You Go: Information on the Concert, Rehearsal, Prohibited Items and Street Closures On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the annual National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast live from the West Front of the United States Capitol. This year's event marks the 30th anniversary broadcast of the concert. The program honors our servicemen and women, their families and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, and gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. There also...

Read More

Pages

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Press

Erin Courtney

Cannon Renewal

Kristen Frederick

Grant Restoration

Justin Kieffer