Contemporary politics and classical architecture

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of HBRA Architects, United States Federal Building and Courthouse, 2011, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Additional resources

President Donald Trump, “Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture“, Executive Order, December 21, 2020

Taylor Dafoe, “Joe Biden Has Revoked Trump’s Executive Order Mandating Classical-Only Architecture for Federal Buildings, Restoring ‘Freedom of Design’,” Artnet, February 26, 2021

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Contemporary politics and classical architecture," in Smarthistory, January 10, 2022, accessed February 26, 2024,