Summary Statement of the Church’s Architectural & Historical Significance

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Scottsdale has maintained its integrity and it possesses high artistic values that have been recognized by other architects and organizations. T. S. Montgomery was a talented local architect responsible for several noteworthy church projects in the sixties. This church is considered the work of a master by a respected architect. The architect’s use of concrete and local materials gives this place of worship a warm feeling and a human scale – quite different in character from the harsh use of concrete by architects of the Brutalist style at the time. Lastly, the architect’s creative use of precast concrete block screen walls, precast concrete roof panels, burnt adobe bricks, wooden doors and copper fascia makes this church an excellent example of sixties Southwest Modern architectural style.               – Scottsdale City Council – June 18, 2013

2014 Scottsdale Environmental Design Award