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September 15, 2006

A New Head Architect

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

John Massengale relays the announcement that new-Classicist Thomas Gordon Smith has been named chief architect of the General Services Adminstration. The appointment seems a virtual guarantee that official US building programs will be taking a more traditional turn. Given how bizarrely chic, spikey, and soon-to-be-embarrassing recent government projects have become -- "Design Excellence," my ass -- this is a very pleasing development.



posted by Michael at September 15, 2006


Personally, I think he's not going to last long in that position.

I have no idea who he is or what his fighting abilities are, but I do work on a government project, and with the clients who should appreciate classical details.

Posted by: Tat on September 15, 2006 10:21 PM

This is a step in the wrong direction. This will set us back in the architecture of government buildings at least 50 years.

Posted by: brent on September 25, 2006 1:53 AM

Let's hope!

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on September 25, 2006 8:33 AM

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