I. M. Pei

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Ieoh Ming Pei
Born April 26, 1917 (1917-04-26) (age 98)
Guangzhou (Canton), People's Republic of China
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.

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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

References[change | change source]

  1. Pritzker Architecture Prize, "I.M. Pei, 1983 Laureate"; retrieved 2013-3-27.

Sources[change | change source]

"I. M. Pei." Notable Asian Americans. Ed. Helen Zia and Susan B. Gall. Detroit: Gale, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 29 May 2015. "I. M. Pei." Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 29 May 2015.