Mr. Hantman led the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) federal agency, an organization of more than 2200 staff, responsible for all architecture, engineering, renovation and new construction, historic preservation and facilities management for the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and all Congressional Office Buildings. This totals more than 300 acres of Capitol Grounds and 15 million square feet of monumental Capitol Hill buildings. This also includes the detailed design and construction of the new Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) which, at 580,000 square feet increases the size of the Capitol by approximately 70%.
Alan M. Hantman, FAIA, was appointed on February 5, 1997 to serve a ten year term as the 10th Architect of the Capitol by President William Jefferson Clinton, with the advice and consent of the United States. Upon completion of his term in 2007, Mr. Hantman established the firm A.M. Hantman Associates, LLC, to provide consulting services in architecture, facilities planning, urban planning, and historic preservation.
Before his appointment as Architect of the Capitol, Mr. Hantman was responsible for Architecture, Planning, Historic Preservation, and Construction for the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation. He played a leading role in Rockefeller Center Corporation’s $300 million Capital Improvement Program as well as in the day-to-day management of the 15-million-square-foot “city within a city.” It was at this time that he first began working with Project for Public Spaces on a wide range of Placemaking improvement projects.A registered architect in Washington D.C. and the states of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Hantman holds Council Certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards was elected to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects.