Stephen T. Ayers

Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, is an American architect who served as the 11th Architect of the Capitol.[1]

Stephen Ayers
Architect of the Capitol
In office
February 2, 2007 – November 23, 2018
Acting: February 2, 2007 – May 12, 2010
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byAlan Hantman
Succeeded byBrett Blanton
Personal details
Born1962 (age 57–58)
Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BS)
University of Southern California (MS)


He assumed the office as Acting Architect in February 2007 and was unanimously confirmed as permanent Architect by the United States Senate on May 12, 2010. He is an Air Force veteran and a licensed architect in the State of California. Ayers is the first Architect of the Capitol to be certified as an Accredited Professional in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and is seeking to reduce energy consumption on Capitol Hill.[2] In 2011, he received the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence from the Construction Industry Institute.[3]


  1. ^ George M. White, Architect of Capitol, Dies at 90 By BRUCE WEBER, New York Times, June 23, 2011
  2. ^ Capitol Sustainability Effort Moves to Architect's Office By JOHN MCARDLE of Greenwire, New York Times, August 4, 2011
  3. ^ Construction Industry Institute. Retrieved February 26, 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Hantman
Architect of the Capitol
Succeeded by
Christine Merdon