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Global architect I.M. Pei has been the design force behind JFK Airport, El Paso Tower and the Museum of Islamic Art, among many other sites.
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I.M. Pei was born in Guangzhou, China, on April 26, 1917, studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later adopting U.S. citizenship as well as starting his own firm. Paying attention to history and terrain, Pei has won acclaim over the years for his architectural designs as seen in works like the Luce Memorial Chapel, JFK Airport, Boston's Kennedy Library, the Louvre Pyramid and the Museum of Islamic Art.
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