I.M. Pei (1917–2019)

We mourn the passing of preeminent architect I. M. Pei, our father, mentor and collaborator, and honor his memory. His death on May 16, 2019 at the age of 102 brings to a close a career of unprecedented contributions to our civic and cultural landscape. He created many of the world’s most lauded and recognizable landmarks of the last seven decades gracing our cities with his unique vision and uncompromising integrity. His deep engagement in architecture extended well beyond his retirement in 1990 from the firm he founded to provide the foundation and inspiration for our practice that recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Over these years he participated in numerous honored projects and offered valued advice and support that will continue to guide our firm.

His vision for architecture will live within us and in future generations. We are forever indebted to his generosity of spirit, genius and love.

– Li Chung Pei and Chien Chung Pei