I.M. Pei, the man who designed some of the world's most iconic buildings, has died at the age of 102.

The architect's son Chien Chung Pei confirmed the news to the New York Times on Thursday.

Pei began his career in the 1940s after receiving a degree in architecture at Harvard. The Chinese-American would go on to create more than 50 structures around the world, including the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC, and the JFK Library in Boston.

His work also garnered prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the highly coveted Pritzker Prize.

Pei moved was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to the United States in 1935. He would go to attend  the University of Pennsylvania and MIT, before graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Fans and figures in the architecture world paid tribute Pei on social media. You can read some of their messages below.