Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘 pinyin Bèi Yùmíng) is a Chinese American architect born in Suzhou, China on April 26, 1917. After receiving his education at St. Paul's College, Hong Kong, he studied architecture at MIT and Harvard.
I. M. Pei's Place Ville-Marie in Montreal
pyramid in the Louvre by I.M. Pei
Pei, the last "master" of high modernist architecture, has been described as an architect who focuses on abstract form. He prefers materials such as stone, concrete, glass, and steel.
While Pei is one of the most successful 20th century architects in the world, with numerous landmark buildings and extensions to his name, his work has had little influence on architectural theory.
- 1961 - 1967 National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado, USA
- 1962 - Place Ville-Marie, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 1964 - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University - Syracuse, New York
- 1966 - 1968 - Sculpture Wing of the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa
- 1968 - 1974 Christian Science Center, in Boston, Massachusetts
- 1968 - Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, New York
- 1969 - Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, in Columbus, Indiana
- 1970 - National Airlines terminal at JFK Airport in New York, New York
- 1971 - Harbor Towers
- 1972 - Dallas City Hall
- 1972 - Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut
- 1974 - 1978 East Building, National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC
- East Wing project webpage (http://www.designboom.com/portrait/pei_east.html)
- 1976 - John Hancock Tower, in Boston, Massachusetts
- 1976 - University of Rochester's Wilson Commons
- 1978 - 1982 Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, Indiana
- 1979 - John F. Kennedy Library, in Boston, Massachusetts
- 1979 - 1986 Javits Convention Center in New York, New York
- 1973 - Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York
- 1981 - the Texas Commerce Tower in Houston, Texas, currently J.P. Morgan Chase Tower; (3D/International cooperated with Pei on the design of this building)
- 1982 - 1990 Bank of China Tower, in Hong Kong
- Bank of China Tower project website (http://www.designboom.com/portrait/pei_bank.html)
- 1983 - Energy Plaza, Dallas, Texas
- 1985 - Wiesner building, MIT, Boston, Massachusetts
- 1986 - Fountain Place, Dallas, Texas
- 1989 - Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas
- 1989 - Carl Icahn Center for Science at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut
- 1989 - Pyramid of the Louvre, in Paris, France
- 1991 - Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan
- project website (http://www.designboom.com/portrait/pei_shiga.htmlMiho)
- 1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio
- 2003 - extension building to the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German history museum), in Berlin, Germany.
- Gero von Boehm, Conversations with I.M. Pei: "Light is the Key"
Interview to I.M. Pei (june 2004) (http://archrecord.construction.com/people/interviews/archives/0406IMPei-1.asp) Biography of Sculpture Wing (http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/pei.html)