JDG completes search for the 12th Architect of the Capitol in U.S. history
JDG Associates and the Architect of the Capitol are pleased to announce Brett Blanton as the 12th architect of the Capitol. Mr. Blanton has over 25 years of experience in the public sector, retiring from the Navy as a Commander in the Civil Engineer Corps, and most recently serving as Deputy Vice President of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The Architect of the Capitol, appointed for a 10-year term by the President, is responsible to the U.S. Congress for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of the U.S. Capitol complex, which includes the Capitol, the House and Senate office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the Supreme Court building, the U.S Botanic Garden, the Capitol Power Plant, the Capitol Grounds and other facilities. In total, Mr. Blanton will oversee over 18.5 million square feet of space across 570 acres of land covering 36 structures. He is a Professional Engineer with an MS in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a BS in aeronautical engineering from the US Naval Academy.