American Institute of Architects opposes uniform style mandate

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE of Architects opposes a draft executive order that would have federal buildings designed in a classical style. Pictured is the Federal Building at 380 Westminster St. in Providence, which was built in a contemporary style. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – The American Institute of Architects has issued a statement opposing a proposed uniform style mandate for federal buildings. The institute, which has local chapters throughout the U.S., including in Rhode Island, said the following on Feb. 4: “The AIA strongly opposes uniform style mandates for federal architecture. Architecture should be designed for the…

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