Takis Tzamaras, PE, CFM
As the Superintendent of the Senate jurisdiction, Mr. Takis Tzamaras is responsible for facility management of the historic Russell, Dirksen and Hart Senate Office Buildings. He oversees daily operation and maintenance of 2.9 million square feet of facility space, including Senator and Senate Committee offices, hearing rooms, and event spaces; Senate restaurants; an employees’ child care center; a congressional page school and student dormitory; and subway systems running between the Senate buildings and the United States Capitol. He also oversees five off-site leased facilities housing Senate support organizations.
Mr. Tzamaras manages approximately 490 professional and trade staff committed to supporting the needs of the Senate community. He is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, and execution of major construction and renovation projects in the Senate jurisdiction; monitoring and maintaining building infrastructure systems; coordinating Senate office and Committee moves; promoting sustainability and energy-reduction measures; assuring compliance with accessibility, environmental and safety standards; and managing historic preservation efforts in the Senate Office Buildings.
Mr. Tzamaras previously served as Deputy Superintendent of the Senate Office Buildings from 2007 to 2013; as Assistant Superintendent of the Senate Office Buildings from 2004 to 2007, where he was responsible for overseeing architecture and engineering design, project and construction management, employee safety and computer-aided facilities management; and as a Fire Protection Engineer in the Senate Office Buildings from 2002-2004, where he was responsible for the jurisdiction’s fire and life safety programs.
Prior to joining the AOC, Mr. Tzamaras served as a project manager for a large architectural/engineering design firm and for a nationwide fire protection consulting firm. He has experience working with a wide range of projects and clients, including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S Department of Justice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain.
Mr. Tzamaras received his Bachelor of Science degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland in 1991. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Facility Manager with the International Facility Management Association. In 2011, he was awarded the Architect of the Capitol’s Commendation Award for outstanding project management, extraordinary client service, and exceptional leadership and stewardship of the Senate Office Buildings.