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I. M. Pei
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Born
Ieoh Ming Pei

(1917-04-26)26 April 1917
Died 16 May 2019(2019-05-16) (aged 102)
Nationality American
Awards AIA Gold Medal

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.

Career

Louvre at night centered
Louvre Pyramid was designed by I.M. Pei

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.

Death

Pei died in the New York City borough of Manhattan on May 16, 2019, at the age of 102.

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