Even if you’ve never heard of I.M. Pei, there’s a good chance you’ve seen his work. The world-renown architect’s body of work includes Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Boston’s JFK Library; Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art; and Paris’ glass and steel Louvre Pyramid.
Pei died Wednesday evening at the age of 102.
The Chinese-American architect was a Harvard graduate whose first gig was working for a New York real estate developer in 1948. In the years that followed he designed more than 50 buildings in places like Luxembourg, China, France, Japan, Qatar and Boulder.
Have you been to a building that was designed by Pei? Have you ever seen a building that nearly took your breath away?