Son Chien Chung Pei confirms his passing of the newspaper the New York Times.
I. M. Pei was born in China in 1917. In 1935 he moved to the USA where he trained as an architect at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
known for having designed the glaspyramiden which forms the entrance to the Louvre museum in Paris. The pyramid was completed in 1989 and was controversial at the time of construction, writes Reuters.
in Addition to Louvrepyramiden responsible Pei for the National Gallery of Arts east building in Washington, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, as well as a number of additional museums, hotels, municipal buildings and schools.
stone, steel and glass, the pyramid form often appeared in the Peis creations. The New York Times describes him as one of the world's most revered architects.
I. M. Pei was 102 years old.