Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...


Portrait of Stephen T. Ayers Confirmed by United States Senate to Serve as 11th Architect of the Capitol
On May 12, 2010, the United States Senate, by unanimous consent, confirmed...

Looking Ahead for Talent — Finding the Next Win

By AOC Staff

The AOC strives to make the intern experience substantive, challenging and rewarding.

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.
Decorative Painter Ben Roberts plies his trade by enhancing the beauty of the buildings on Capitol Hill.
August 31, 2012
Find out how AOC's painters use tricks of the trade to turn wood into marble and metal into wood.More »
State of the Union on January 24, 2012
February 8, 2013
Every winter, Congress has the honor of welcoming the President of the United States to the U.S. Capitol for the annual State of the Union Address. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers reflects on the AOC's role in support this momentous event.More »
Hundreds of media outlets from around the world cover the Presidential Inauguration.
September 28, 2012
Inauguration at the Capitol takes a team effort to pull together, and planning for the event begins as soon as the previous inaugural ends. Take a behind the scenes look at AOC's role in this event.More »
October 2, 2014
In a world where everyone carries a cell phone and some carry more than one, people still check the historic clocks on the Capitol campus for the time of day.More »
Bill Burns, an Architect of the Capitol Woodcrafter Supervisor in the Planning and Project Management's Construction Division.
August 16, 2017
One person's small act of compassion can start a chain reaction of kindness.More »
Senate Office Buildings Painting and Refinishing Branch employee.
May 5, 2015
The Senate Office Buildings Painting and Refinishing Branch gives hands-on attention to help blend vintage and new into a cohesive collection.More »
Chugach National Forest in Alaska
October 28, 2015
How do you pick a single tree from an area that stretches across all of south-central Alaska? AOC's Superintendent of the Capitol Grounds explores the Chugach National Forest for "the one."More »
Group photo of the Architect of the Capitol high-voltage electricians on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
July 26, 2017
Learn how the AOC's High-Voltage team keeps the campus running.More »
March 7, 2016
Architect of the Capitol employees show you what it's like to work in their specialized shop and area of expertise.More »
United States Supreme Court Building
March 8, 2017
What were the driving factors of our Deputy Facility Manager's career as an engineer? It started from a love of riding roller coasters.More »
April 24, 2017
Being at the Capitol can be a family affair, literally!More »
Photo from February 2015.
January 6, 2016
The warmer temperatures have helped the AOC get ahead on other projects, but as the winter season continues, everyone is keeping a close eye on the forecast.More »
The East Front of the U.S. Capitol at Dusk
March 12, 2013
The AOC works to make the Capitol Dome, an enduring symbol of democracy recognized throughout the world, visible to all throughout the night. Learn about this history of the lighting of this iconic building.More »
The deburring tool used to remove sharp edges from sheet metal.
August 9, 2017
This small and seemingly simple tool reduces injuries by saving hands, which is why we give it two thumbs up as a cool tool.More »
AOC employee working on touching up columns in Statuary Hall
May 20, 2014
Next time you're in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the House Chamber, look closely.More »


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