The Honorable Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, NAC, CCM, LEED AP, the 11th Architect of the Capitol and President of The Ayers Group, LLC, is the Interim CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Ayers previously served as Chair of the NIBS Board from 2017 to 2018. He also served as Chair of the Construction Management Association of America and the Construction Users Roundtable.
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Ayers to serve as the 11th Architect of the Capitol. By May of that year, the United States Senate confirmed Ayers, and the President officially appointed him to a 10-year term as Architect of the Capitol.
Ayers was responsible for facilities maintenance and operation of the U.S. Capitol building and the operation and maintenance of 18.6 million square feet of buildings, including the House and Senate Congressional office buildings, Capitol Visitor Center, Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court Building, and Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building.