About chinese-american architect of sleek 20th century buildings considered to be the master of modern architecture who was inspired by the gardens of suzhou he was also controversial, especially after he designed a glass-and-steel pyramid for paris' musée du louvre in the early 1980s. Happy birthday to one of the world's most famous ad prolific architects, im pei ieoh ming pei was born on april 26, 1917, in guangzhou, china pei smiles after being honored with an ellis island family heritage awards on april 21, 2004, in new york. Im pei is a chinese-born american architect who is popularly known as the master of modern architecture providing modernist, cubist designs to architecture along with glass work in the form of geometric shapes, he has designed some of the world's most unique buildings his dedication to his work has. I m pei biography - ieoh ming pei is a chinese american architect born on april 26, 1917 in suzhou, china son of a bank director, pei moved to the united states at the age of 17 to pursue his passion for architecture at first he got admission at the university of pennsylvania but its emphasis on fine draftsmanship could. Upon the award of his bachelor of architecture degree in 1940, he had every intention to return to china but those were turbulent times, so leoh ming pei heeded advice to remain in north america, and he entered the havard graduate school of design to work under walter gropius, founder of the bauhaus design school. Chinese-american architect ieoh ming pei (born april 26, 1917), is arguably the greatest living member of the modernist generation of architects when he received his pritzker prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that he has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms. Im pei, self: a place to be im pei was born on april 26, 1917 in canton, china as ieoh ming pei he has been married to eileen loo since 1942. The international union of architects has announced it will award its most prestigious prize to chinese-born american architect ieoh ming pei.
There is a world of difference between the two chinese-born architects who have won the pritzker prize 1983 winner ieoh ming pei left china as a teenager for studies in the us, graduating directly into a dozen-year spell as in-house designer for prominent new york developer william zeckendorf. Born april 26, 1917 in china, im pei changed america's view of architecture explore the life and works of this pritzker laureate. Im pei, in full ieoh ming pei, (born april 26, 1917, guangzhou, china), chinese- born american architect noted for his large but elegantly designed urban buildings and complexes pei went to the united states in 1935, enrolling initially at the university of pennsylvania, philadelphia, and then transferring to.
Born: april 26, 1917 canton, china chinese-born american architect chinese american architect, i m pei, directed for nearly forty years one of the most successful architectural practices in the united states known for his dramatic use of concrete and glass, pei counts among his most famous buildings the east wing of. Presents a biography of chinese-american architect, ieoh ming pei, and describes his childhood in china, immigration to the united states in 1935, education, and architectural design that incorporates chinese tradition im pei : la pyramide du louvre = the louvre pyramid by philip jodidio( book ) 8 editions published in. Chinese-american architect im pei turns 100 today to celebrate, we've selected 10 of his most iconic buildings from a career that spans seven decades ieoh ming pei was born on 26 april 1917 in guangzhou, china he moved to the us to study architecture at the university of pennsylvania, then. Pei was born in china in 1917, and came to the united states in 1935, to study architecture at the massachusetts institute of technology he received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1940, and was awarded the mit traveling fellowship he went on to the harvard graduate school of design to earn a master's degree in.
Born in suzhou, china, on april 26, 1917, chinese-american architect ieoh ming pei grew up in hong kong and shanghai before moving to the united states to study architecture at the university of pennsylvania he then went on to study engineering at the massachusetts institute of technology, finishing. Happy centennial birthday to chinese-american architect ieoh ming pei, one of the twentieth century's most illustrious architects and the recipient of numerous awards including the pritzker prize in 1983 born in guangzhou, china, on april 26th, 1917, mr pei later moved with his family to hong kong and. Ieoh ming pei (born april 26, 1917), commonly known as i m pei, is a chinese american architect in 1948, pei was recruited by new york real estate magnate william zeckendorf there he spent seven years before establishing his own independent design firm i m pei & associates in 1955, which became im pei.
I m pei was born in china on april 26, 1917 in 1935 he began studying architecture in the united states and eventually earned his ba from mit and his ma from harvard after starting his own architectural firm in 1955, pei went on to design such well-known structures as the kennedy library, the glass. Chinese-american architect, i m pei (born 1917), directed for nearly 40 years one of the most successful architectural practices in the united states known for his dramatic use of concrete and glass, pei counted among his most famous buildings the east wing of the national gallery of art in washington, dc the john. [email protected] ieoh ming pei is a chinese american architect born on april 26, 1917 in suzhou, china son of a bank director, pei moved to the united st.
Ieoh ming pei's architecture can be characterized by its faith in modernism, humanized by its subtlety, lyricism, and beauty pei was born in canton china in 1917 and came to the united states in 1935 to study first at the university of pennsylvania and then at the massachusetts institute of technology (b arch 1940) and. The architect im pei, who turns 100 on april 26, reaches for the sky with his magnificent buildings born in the year of the snake, 1917, in guangzhou, china, im pei ticks all the boxes for that sign: authoritative, diplomatic, self-assured, intellectual five-foot-seven, dapper, with round horn-rimmed glasses.
Ieoh ming pei is a brilliant, chinese-american architect he combines learned skill with his gift of knowing what works both functionally and aesthetically early life he was born in canton, china, on april 26, 1917 art and commerce were both ingrained in pei's upbringing his family had lived for more than 600 years in. The chinese-american architect im (ieoh ming) pei is widely regarded as the most important living modern architect we have all seen his genius in the most recognized landmarks around the world including the east building mr pei was born in canton (guangzhou) in southern china on april 26, 1917.
Ieoh ming pei was born in china in 1917, and studied architecture in the us, where he established his first firm in 1955 he designed notable projects around the world, including the john f kennedy library in boston, and has won numerous architecture awards, including the first praemium imperiale for. Architecture can reach a level where it influences people to want to do something more with their lives that is the challenge that i find most interesting - im pei what do nascar, fine art, banking, chinese culture, washington dc, and rock & roll have in common the answer is world-renowned architect im pei. The chinese-american architect ieoh ming pei turns 100 years old on 26 april, and institutions across the globe are celebrating his centenary the harvard graduate school of design (gsd), where pei both studied and taught, is co- organising a series of conferences with the university of hong kong and.