President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to set “classical” architecture style as the official style for federal buildings in Washington DC and elsewhere, NPR reported on Monday.

The order defines “classical” as including Neoclassical, Georgian, Greek Revival, Gothic and other traditional styles. It cites ancient Greece, ancient Rome and language from the constitution of the Italian city of Siena in 1309 as preferred models.

The executive order stopped short of an earlier draft that drew the ire of some architects in seeking to ban construction not done in the neo-classical style, typified by the White House, Capitol and Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Instead, the order on “promoting beautiful federal civic architecture” decrees that classical and “other traditional” styles “should be encouraged instead of discouraged,” AFP reported.

While Trump’s order is welcomed by traditionalists who favor the iconic columned buildings dotted around Washington and replicated in many states, the American Institute of Architects said it “unequivocally opposes” the initiative.

“Communities should have the right and responsibility to decide for themselves what architectural design best fits their needs,” the institute’s CEO Robert Ivy said in a statement, vowing to work with incoming President-elect Joe Biden.