Here are some buildings that are very governmental.
Apparently, Governmental, up until very recently, meant “neo-colonial” or “Greek revival”.
So what makes a building civic, or “democratic” in a more modern vernacular? Here are some newer examples:
What do these newer examples have in common? A “civic” scale, a prominent front porch or plaza element, and an urban presence that is welcoming – like a front door to the government.