MOCA Systems is excited to announce that the Hon. Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, CCM, LEED AP, 11th Architect of the Capitol for the United States, has joined MOCA’s Board of Directors. As a MOCA Board member, he will be involved in the strategic growth of its Services and Software Products Divisions. The Services Division focuses on owner’s representative services, while the flagship offering of the Software Products Division is a collaborative planning tool called Touchplan®.
Ayers brings significant experience through an impressive career spanning decades. From serving as a military officer in the 6510th Civil Engineering Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base in California and as the European construction manager for the Voice of America, to working his way up the ranks of the Architect of the Capitol agency to being appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Congress to become its head in 2007, Ayers has exemplified architecture’s role in public service.
While serving as the Architect of the Capitol, Ayers led an agency of 2,300 employees and a $730 million annual budget. He was responsible for numerous high-profile projects, including completing the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, the restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome, the renewal of the Cannon House Office Building and a new co-generation system at the Capitol Power Plant, among many others. In addition, he developed and implemented programs to reduce energy-use-intensity by more than 35 percent, saving millions of dollars.
He was the recipient of the Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence from the Construction Industry Institute and the Thomas Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Architects. He served as chairman of the Board for the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Construction Users Roundtable and the Construction Management Association of America.
In addition to serving on the MOCA Board, Ayers works as a design and construction industry consultant assisting clients with leadership and strategic advice as well as engaging in all areas of the built environment.