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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term "crypt" has long referred to a space beneath the main floor...

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Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

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The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP), led by Sue Adams, is responsible for ensuring the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) 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 commitment to safety.