Architect I.M. Pei has passed away at the age of 102: A look back at his most outstanding buildings
Internationally respected, Pritzer Prize-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei passed away at the age of 102 on 16 May.
Pei is best known for his portfolio of modernist arts and cultural buildings around the world, which include the iconic Louvre Museum in Paris, Islamic Museum of Art in Doha and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Pei's architectual hand is evident on Singapore's skyline as well: the Swisshotel The Stamford and the Fairmont Singapore to name a couple.
Condolences have been pouring in on social media from his contemporaries and commissioning bodies.
Ieoh Ming Pei was born in 1917 in Guangzhou, China. He migrated to the U.S. in 1935 to study architecture and engineering at esteemed universities including University of Pennsylvannia, Massachusetts Instituite of Technology (MIT), and finally, Harvard's Graduate School of Design where he was mentored by Bauhaus' leading figures Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.
He co-founded his New York-based architectural practice in 1955. The company underwent a few name changes until it became known as Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989. Pei retired soon after but continued to consult on the firm's projects.
Take a look back at his most outstanding creations in the gallery above.
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