In February at Guangzhou Design Week, Asia’s leading design industry event, PEI Architects was recognized for their 30 years of design excellence and awarded the 2022 Guangzhou Design Week Lifetime Achievement Award. Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, founding partner of PEI Architects, remarked: “We accept this award with gratitude and hope that our body of work will serve as an able ambassador for the creativity and excitement that the architectural experience brings to people here and around the world.” Didi’s brother and partner, Li Chung (Sandi) Pei, further commented: “We have been working in China for well over 50 years, since our father was one of the first international architects to build here in 1979 with the Fragrant Hills Hotel. From those early days architectural design and construction in China has taken a leading role in the world both technologically and in the evocative design exploration that has been evident over the last decade. We are privileged to have experienced this blossoming first hand where our partnerships with excellent clients throughout China have successfully produced many timeless, elegant monuments that enrich the communities they serve”. Accepting the award at the event on behalf of the firm was Richard Tsui, Pei Architect’s China representative.
About Guangzhou Design Week
Guangzhou Design Week is an annual event held in Guangzhou, China, that focuses on design and innovation across various industries such as architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and more. It serves as a platform for designers, manufacturers, and creative professionals to showcase their work, exchange ideas, and promote design culture. It has established a worldwide partnership network in more than 30 countries and 200 cities and has held a series of leading, internationally renowned exhibitions, awards, forums and study tours for designers. It is an important platform for Chinese and global designers to discover inspiration, stimulate thinking and display their works and achievements. Guangzhou Design Week was established in 2006 under the leadership of the Guangzhou Municipal Government and endorsed by the IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers) and ICOGRADA(International Council of Design).