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

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Rosa Parks Statue
On February 27, 2013, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for managing all of the...

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

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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.