December 7, 2007 Brutalist, I.M. Pei

D.C.’s Third Church of Christ Protected As Landmark

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to award landmark status to the Third Church of Christ, Scientist and barred congregants from redeveloping the 1971 building by Araldo Cossutta of I.M. Pei‘s architectural firm. Members of the church are not happy with the decision to protect the example of Brutalist architecture.