Pei, Ieoh Ming (I.M. Pei)

Ieoh Ming Pei (I. M. Pei, born 1917)

Ieoh Ming Pei, born 1917 in Canton, China. He left China when he was seventeen to study architecture at MIT (Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1940) and Harvard, where he studied under Walter Gropius and finished his studies in 1946.
Pei worked as an instructor and then as an assistant professor at Harvard before he joined Webb & Knapp Inc. in New York in 1948. Pei worked as the head of the architectural division of Webb and Knapp, Inc. until 1960. In 1955 he formed the partnership of I. M. Pei & Associates, which became I. M. Pei & Partners in 1966, and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989.

Ieoh Ming Pei designed  the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.  His more recent works include the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the Grand Louvre in Paris, the Miho Museum in Shiga, Japan, the Schauhaus at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, and the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg. Among Mr. Pei's skyscraper designs are the 72-story Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong and the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Manhattan. He has completed two projects in his native China: the Fragrant Hill Hotel in Beijing and the Suzhou Museum in Suzhou. Through all his career Mr. Pai has been awarded numerous prices and honorships all over the world.


Important Buildings:

American Life Insurance Company Building, (renamed Wilmington Tower), Wilmington, Delaware
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
Bedford-Stuyvesant Superblock, Brooklyn, New York
Buck Institute for Age Research, Marin County, California
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce,Commerce Court, Toronto, Canada
Cecil and Ida Green Center for Earth Sciences,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Central Business District General Neighborhood Renewal Plan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Central Business District Project I-A Development Plan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Choate Rosemary Hall Science Center, Wallingford, Connecticut
Cleo Rogers Memorial County Library, Columbus, Indiana
Columbia University Comprehensive Master Plan, New York, New York
Court House Square, Denver, Colorado
Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, California
Dallas City Hall, Dallas, Texas
Des Moines Art Center Addition, Des Moines, Iowa
Everson Museum of Art,Syracuse, New York
FAA Air Traffic Control Towers, Various cities, United States and abroad
Four Seasons Hotel, New York, New York
Fragrant Hill Hotel, Beijing, China
Gateway Towers, Singapore
Government Center Urban Renewal Plan, Boston, Massachusetts
Grand Louvre, Paris, France
Guggenheim Pavilion,The Mount Sinai Medical Center Expansion & Modernization, New York, New York
Gulf Oil Building, Atlanta, Georgia
Helix, New York, New York
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Hyperboloid, New York, New York
IBM Corporate Office Building (now MasterCard International Global Headquarters), Purchase, New York
IBM Office Building Complex, Somers, New York
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts
Kips Bay Plaza,New York,New York
La Caixa Bank Headquarters, Barcelona (Sant Cugat), Spain
Luce Memorial Chapel,Taichung, Taiwan
Mile High Center, Denver, Colorado
Musée d'Art Moderne, Kitchberg, Luxembourg
Museum of Fine Arts - West Wing and Renovation, Boston, Massachusetts
National Airlines Terminal, (renamed TWA Terminal Annex), JFK International Airport, New York, New York
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
National Gallery of Art, East Building, Washington, D.C.
New College - Dormitories, Student Union and Academic Center, Sarasota, Florida
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Centre, Singapore
Paul Mellon Center for the Arts,The Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut
Raffles City, Singapore
Ralph Landau Chemical Engineering Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Republic of Korea Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio
School of Journalism - S. I. Newhouse Communications Center, Syracuse, New York
Society Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Southwest Washington Urban Renewal Plan, Washington, D.C.
Sunning Plaza, Hong Kong
Tête de la Défense, Paris, France
Texas Commerce Tower, United Energy Plaza, Houston, Texas
The Kirklin Clinic, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas
University Plaza, New York University, New York, New York
Washington Square East Urban Renewal Plan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wiesner Building / Center for Arts & Media Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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