I.M. Pei has designed some of the twentieth and early twenty-first century’s most elegant and powerful buildings, works as diverse as the rigorously geometric East Building of the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the boldly high-tech pyramid for the Louvre in Paris, and the serene Miho Museum in Japan.
In more than five decades as an architect, Pei has worked with distinguished clients (from developer William Zeckendorf to philanthropist Paul Mellon to François Mitterand to Jackie Kennedy), has been involved in several controversial projects and has won literally every single important honor in his field.
In addition, his personal story is a compelling one – the classic tale of a newcomer to America who finds great artistic and personal success. He is among the select group of foreign-born Americans to be awarded the nation’s highest honor, the Medal of Liberty.
I.M. Pei is internationally recognized as one of the greatest architects of all time. Pei’s genius has produced many of the world’s most imaginative, graceful, detailed, and refined structures. He joins his talented son, Sandi, at Pei Partnership Architects to create The Centurion, arguably one of the most important residential buildings constructed in Manhattan in nearly a century.
*Interiors by SLCE Architects.