Legendary Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei has died aged 102, his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has confirmed. He is recognized as one of the world’s most revered architects.
Known for cutting-edge, geometrical designs, which include the steel-and-glass Pyramid at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and America’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pei’s contributions to architecture have been celebrated internationally throughout his career. His extensive portfolio also includes museums, libraries, and civic centers.
Before retiring from Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1990, Pei was recognized with several prestigious architectural awards, including the AIA Gold Medal in 1979, Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983, the Praemium Imperiale for Architecture in 1989, and RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal for architecture in 2010.