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The Architecture of Bureaucracy

On October 17, 2018, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State and the National Civic Art Society hosted a talk by NCAS Research Fellow Catesby Leigh on "The Architecture of Bureaucracy." Leigh discussed the intellectual and aesthetic inspiration for bureaucratic buildings of the New Deal and later eras, and their stark contrast with the classical principles that influenced the architects of our Capitol, White House, and our republic’s other early buildings. The lecture took place at Historic Decatur House in Washington, D.C.