Ieoh Ming Pei
Ieoh Ming (or IM) Pei is often called the Master of Modern Architecture. He was born in China in 1917 and raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1935 Pei moved to the U.S. to go to school at Pennsylvania University School of Architecture, but ended up transferring to MIT. After graduating he began studying at Harvard School of Design where he became friends with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. Pei’s notable projects include Kennedy Library, the Louvre, and the Meyerson Symphony Center, among others. Pei won the Pritzker Prize in 1983 and the AIA Gold Medal in 1979.
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