On December 20, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order establishing a “preferred and default regard for traditional and classical architecture in the design of Federal public buildings. The order criticizes the GSA Design Excellence Program for fostering an exclusively modernist esthetic in Government architecture that is not sufficiently respectful of history or the opinions of the general public.
“One of our firm’s founders, Milton Lorenz, and my former partner (McCord and Lorenz), was a remarkable gentleman who was licensed in both engineering and architecture. I have probably never known anyone as imperturbable. He was a great role model, not only to his children but also to his friends and associates.