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Ieoh Ming Pei
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Born April 26, 1917 (1917-04-26) (age 101)
Nationality American
Awards AIA Gold Medal

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917) is a Chinese American architect. Pei has been 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

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.

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

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