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

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 The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. against a blue sky background.
The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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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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East Front Plaza Repairs
AOC is making repairs to expansion joints on the East Front Plaza 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.