Chien Chung Pei (1946–2023)

We mourn the loss of our founding partner Mr. Chien Chung (Didi) Pei who passed away suddenly on Dec. 13th, 2023 at the age of 77.  Didi was the second son of the late Mr. Ieoh Ming Pei and was a distinguished leader in the architectural community as well as a prominent advocate for better US-China relations.  He held significant roles in various organizations including Partner at his own firm PEI Architects, Chairman of the Board at the China Institute in New York and member of the Committee of 100.  Our hearts are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

Through hands on involvement in all his design projects Didi embodied the core ideology of PEI Architects – “Respect for the past and responsiveness to the present in the pursuit of enduring architecture.” As we extend our condolences for the loss of an extraordinary figure in the architectural community we find solace and inspiration in all the creations that he has left behind.

We will dearly miss his presence and proudly continue to honor his legacy under the leadership of his brother and Partner Li Chung (Sandi) Pei.