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I. M. Pei

Chinese-American architect; designer of the Louvre pyramid in Paris, Hong Kong's Bank of China Building and the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

Biographical Information

Name: I. M. Pei
Full name: Ieoh Ming Pei
Born on 26 April 1917 in , Guangdong, China, Asia
Place(s) of activity:
1919

Family moves to Hong Kong

1927

Attends Saint John's Middle School in Shanghai

1935

Leaves for the United States, short stay at the University of Philadelphia

1936 - 1940

Transfers to MIT; Bachelor of Architecture; Alpha Ro Chi Medal

1941

Research assistant at the Bemis Foundation;
Works for Stone and Webster

1942

Marries Eileen Loo, student at Harvard Graduate School of Design

1943 - 1945

Volunteers for the National Defense Research Committee in Princeton

1945 - 1948

Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius, Master of Architecture;
Occupies a post as assistant professor for two years

1948

Employed by William Zeckendorf as architectural director for Webb and Knapp

1954

Becomes a US citizen

1955

Founds I. M. Pei and Associates

1966

The firm becomes I. M. Pei and Partners

1968

Firm receives AIA Prize

1979

AIA Medal

1981

Great Gold Medal of the Academy of Architecture

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

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  • Person-ID
    1000041
  • Date created
    02/01/1999
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014