Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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Dirksen Senate Office Building is a seven-story building faced in marble.
The Dirksen Senate Office Building was the second of three office buildings...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Instagrammers in the Olmsted Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds
Early on this beautiful September morning, a group of Instagrammers came...

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

Close up detail of a Fire of an AOC fire extinguisher

The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP) is responsible for ensuring AOC’s compliance with safety, fire and environmental laws and regulations. SFEP, comprised of the Safety and Environmental and Fire Marshal Divisions, establishes policy, conducts oversight and coordinates emergency planning and preparedness. The SFEP is the primary point of contact with external regulatory agencies for AOC’s occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental matters.

Learn more about AOC's committment to safety.