I. M. Pei

Chinese-American architect

Ieoh Ming Pei (26 April 1917 – 16 May 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
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Ieoh Ming Pei

(1917-04-26)26 April 1917
Died16 May 2019(2019-05-16) (aged 102)
AwardsAIA Gold Medal


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 (16 May 2019). "I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 16 May 2019.


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