Ieoh Ming Pei or I. M. Pei, one of the most well-known and award-winning architects of the world, recently passed away at the age of 102 on May 16 at his Manhattan home, as first reported by The New York Times.
The Pritzker Prize laureate (1983), the first of 10 laureates of Asian descent, was one of the most respected and influential architects whose works, as described by the Prize, “can be characterized by its faith in modernism, humanized by its subtlety, lyricism, and beauty.”
The striking geometry, the brutalism, and the harmony of the conservative past and the ambitious modern sensibilities of his works marked his over-60-year career, many of which received awards. Among the Chinese-born architect’s roster of works, here are five of the most notable and iconic structures.
1 Louvre Pyramid
2 Mesa Laboratory (National Center for Atmospheric Research)