You live in Maryland right? I live here and I love architecture and there are some buildings that are more on the modern side (some libraries + airports are really nice) but I feel like 80% of Maryland is just old red brick and it just a bit depressing tbh
Actually I am in Northern Virginia but the same comment applies to this area. We live in a fairly traditional area of the country in terms of architecture, anchored by the Neoclassical architecture of the federal buildings in the District. If you want to blame someone for the red brick with white trim architecture blame Thomas Jefferson, some of his projects included below.
You can see a post regarding Maryland’s architecture here which includes a couple of modernist projects (not libraries or airports).
University of Virginia Rotunda