Ieoh Ming Pei, known as I.M. Pei, died at the age of 102.
The Chinese-American architect was one of the most renowned architects of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Crisp geometric designs that married elegance and technology were his calling card. Signature projects include the Louvre Pyramid (pictured below) and the National Gallery of Art’s East Wing.
Upon receiving the distinguished Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that Pei “has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms.”