I. M. Pei

I. M. Pei bio

Birth Name: I. M. Pei

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: Guangzhou

Date Of Birth: April 26, 1917

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Not available

I. M. Pei was born on the 26th of April, 1917. He was famous for being a Architect. Chinese-American architect of sleek 20th century buildings; considered to be the Master of Modern Architecture who was inspired by the gardens of Suzhou. He was also controversial, especially after he designed a glass-and-steel pyramid for Paris’ Musée du Louvre in the early 1980s.

I. M. Pei was born in Guangzhou. He went to a school in Shanghai that allowed students only one-half of a day a month of free time. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design after relocating to the United States in 1935. He eschewed the fixation on Beaux-Arts architecture that the University of Pennsylvania and MIT possessed and began researching emerging architects such as Le Corbusier. He became friends with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, both famed Bauhaus architects. He founded I.M. Pei & Associates in 1955 after working for seven years under notable New York real estate magnate William Zeckendorf; his organization would become known as I.M. Pei & Partners in 1966, then Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989.

I. M. Pei was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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I. M. Pei is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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I. M. Pei’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on I. M. Pei’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, I. M. Pei kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

I. M. Pei was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: I. M. Pei was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: I. M. Pei was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: I. M. Pei had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

I. M. Pei’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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