Alan M. Hantman, FAIA (born October 13, 1942) is an American architect who served as the 10th Architect of the Capitol from February 1997 until February 2007. As Architect of the Capitol, he was responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex. During the week of July 24, 2006, Hantman informed the House and Senate leadership that he would not seek a second ten-year term. Upon Hantman's retirement on February 2, 2007, the Chief Operating Officer of the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayres, became the Acting Architect of the Capitol. Ayres will serve until a new Architect takes office.
Hantman graduated from the City College of New York with a bachelor's degree in architecture and earned a master's degree in urban planning from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is currently licensed in the state of New York. Prior to his appointment he was Vice President of Facilities Planning and Architecture for the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation of New York City for 10 years and then served as their consultant. He received the Sidney L. Strauss Award from the New York Society of Architects for his work at the Center. He previously worked as a development consultant, assistant chief architect, and project manager at major architectural and real estate services firms.
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