Revered as one of the last great modernist architects, Pei died on Thursday, reports CNN.
Although he worked mostly in the US, Pei will always be remembered for his redevelopment of the Louvre Museum in the 1980s.
He gave us the glass and metal pyramid in the main courtyard, along with three smaller pyramids and a vast subterranean addition to the museum entrance.
As a young man, Pei counted himself grateful to have learned from some of the great modernists: Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier.
Winning the fifth Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983, he was cited as giving the 20th century "some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms ... His versatility and skill in the use of materials approach the level of poetry".
In 1964, he designed the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum which established him as a name.
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