I. M. Pei

Chinese-American architect (1917–2019)

Ieoh Ming Pei (April 26, 1917 – May 16, 2019) was a Chinese American architect. Pei was an important name in his field, with his buildings built all over the world. When he was a child, he learned basic knowledge about architecture from his father.

I. M. Pei
Ieoh Ming Pei

(1917-04-26)April 26, 1917
DiedMay 16, 2019(2019-05-16) (aged 102)
AwardsAIA Gold Medal
PracticePei Cobb Freed & Partners
BuildingsLouvre Pyramid
Bank of China Tower
Javits Convention Center
East Building, National Gallery of Art



Pei made innovations in architecture, and won the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal for Architecture. He built the Allied Bank Tower in Dallas, Texas, as well as the Louvre Pyramid, which is the main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris. In 1983, Pei won the Pritzker Prize.[1]

Louvre was designed by I.M. Pei

Pei died in the New York City borough of Manhattan on May 16, 2019. He was 102 years old.[2]


  1. Pritzker Architecture Prize, "I.M. Pei, 1983 Laureate"; retrieved 2013-3-27.
  2. Goldberger, Paul (May 16, 2019). "I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 16, 2019.



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