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United States Capitol Washington DC : Visitor Center

United States Capitol Visitor Center – design by RTKL, Architects

30 Jul 2009

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Washington, DC
2009
Design: RTKL

As the seat of the nation’s legislative branch, the U.S. Capitol is one of the most recognizable and visited historic buildings in the world. RTKL was commissioned to design a 580,000 SF multi-function facility, the largest single building effort constructed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. While officially called the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, it encompasses not only visitor screening and orientation functions, but also several other components critical for the operations of the U.S. Capitol. With knowledge garnered from a dozen years of work with the Architect of the Capitol, RTKL designed a facility that enhances visitor reception experience and education, strengthens building security and the U.S. Capitol’s functionality while preserving an atmosphere of free public access for the more than three million visitors who tour the U.S. Capitol annually.

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photographs © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Building Information

Project: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Services: Architecture, Structural Engineering, Telecommunications, MEP Engineering, interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Environmental Graphic Design, Audio-Visual, Security Design

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photos © Maxwell MacKenzie

About RTKL:
RTKL is a worldwide architecture, engineering, planning and creative services organization. Part of the ARCADIS global network since 2007, RTKL specializes in providing its multi-disciplinary services across the full development cycle to create places of distinction and designs of lasting value. RTKL works with commercial, workplace, public and healthcare clients on projects around the globe.

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photographs © RTKL.com/David Whitcomb

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United States Capitol Architectural Influences:

The Louvre + The Pantheon

Washington DC Architecture – selection

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group
National Museum of African American History and Culture
image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group

National Museum of African American History and Culture : Designs

Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC
Polshek Partnership with Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Newseum Washington DC
picture : Eric Taylor © EricTaylorPhoto.com

Newseum Washington DC

Smithsonian Museum Redevelopment – Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Foster + Partners
Smithsonian Institute
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Smithsonian Institute

Swiss Embassy
Steven Holl Architects
Swiss Embassy Washington
photo © Andy Ryans from Steven Holl Architects
Washington DC building

Washington DC offices

Neighbouring State/Country Architecture to Washington DC
Virginia Architecture
Pennsylvania Architecture

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United States Capitol Visitor Center Building

Website: www.visitthecapitol.gov