I.M. Pei

  • Born: April 26, 1917
  • Died: May 15, 2019
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I.M. Pei

World-renowned architect

Architect I.M. Pei, whose notable buildings include the John F. Kennedy Library and the Louvre Museum's glass-and-steel pyramid, died May 15, 2019, at the age of 102. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's...

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2020

I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2019

I thank you Mr. Pei for not only the wonderful opportunity I had working on your architectural masterpieces, but more importantly for the chance to learn how you motivated others around you, the professionalism you've shown, and the steadfast trust you placed in us. Your legacy will live on in each of our lives you've touched.
My deepest condolences to the Pei family with their great loss. You all have been a family to me and your friendship will forever be treasured in our hearts and mind.
Simon Lui & Family

Posted by Simon Lui    May 30, 2019

Sorry to hear about the loss of such a talented man. I had no idea that he designed these spectacular buildings. May you find comfort in the pleasant memories of him.

Posted by E P - MI   May 30, 2019

Mr Pei. The best of the best! Amazing building, more amazing person!

Posted by Kai Ng - New York, NY   May 29, 2019

My condolences to the PEI Family for the loss of your beloved patriarch, I.M. You are so blessed to have had him in your lives for so many years. As you celebrate his well-lived long life, may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together; may these thoughts comfort and strengthen you always (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2019

My dream.

Posted by Yayoi Kennedy - Stamford, CT - friend   May 26, 2019

1935, San Francisco . 2019, New York . Now, heaven!

Posted by Ngai Hing - NY   May 26, 2019

There is benefit in every kind of hard work... Prov. 14:23

Architect I.M. Pei was one talented man. His vision, his passion for designs is revealed in the hard work of his hand, and many gets to admire and enjoy them. I join others in expressing my sincere condolences for your loss. May our Heavenly Father grant you the strength to help your endure, for He is our Stronghold.

Posted by A friend   May 25, 2019

He did a beautiful job building the everson museum of art.

Posted by Deacon Anthony prince - East Syracuse, NY   May 24, 2019

Master, your successful story inspire my life when I was young, your words will keep in my heart forever.

Posted by Edwin Lee - Hong Kong - significant_other   May 24, 2019

Thank you, I.M. Pei for all of the beauty you have left behind to console us today. Bon Voyage, CMdC

Posted by Caitlin Maynard du Coudray - Tiburon, CA - student   May 23, 2019


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   May 23, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Pei family and friends for the loss of your love one. May you take comfort from the God of all peace at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    May 23, 2019

As a student at Fredonia State University, both in 1975-77 and again in 79-81, from the steps of the library, Maytum, and McEwen to the grande King Concert Hall in Rockefeller, that campus was my home away from home. Its spaciousness and strength gave me the spiritual freedom I needed to find autonomy as an artist, and I will always credit I M PEI for creating the atmosphere he knew we all needed. Thank you, Mr. PEI.

Posted by Ruth Ann Scanzillo - Erie, PA   May 23, 2019

As the days pass, I will always remember I.M.Pei whenever I look at his work. Particularly the NCAR building in Boulder Colorado. I love you!

Posted by Jon Q.Public - Boulder, CO - student   May 22, 2019


Posted by R D - SC   May 21, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mr. Pei had a great eye for his art in building his work will never be out of date my condolences to you all. ( Psalm 91:2)

Posted by A friend   May 21, 2019

What a brilliant mind! My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with your family at this time.

Posted by A friend   May 21, 2019

We will miss you Mr. Pei. May comfort be given to the family and friends.

Posted by - neighbor   May 21, 2019


May your designs live on.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   May 20, 2019

Was one of the greatest architects of all time.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   May 20, 2019

I have worked at The Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham al for twenty years and am always happy to enter this incredible building.His vision along with Dr John Kirklins was and is a great legacy to both men.

Posted by A friend   May 20, 2019

Deepest condolences.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family. Mr. Pei will be missed sadly. Keep his loving memories close at heart. Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2019

Deepest condolences to the family. May you find peace and courage in this difficult time. Keep his loving memories close at heart.

Posted by A friend   May 19, 2019

I appreciate his kindness to me when I was a freshman at Miami University of Ohio School of Fine Arts. He was there to help critic the Roman Baths for our graduating Architecture class and there came an opportunity for him to talk to me. I have never forgotton his kindness and still have the sketch of own personal Roman Bath.

Posted by June Alexander Harris - Cleveland, OH - student   May 19, 2019

The World lost a Giant in Architectural creations. As a human being and as a Professional he was an example of compassion, discipline and dedication. A well-lived life. Thank You I.M. R.I.P.

Posted by sergio zepeda - New York - student   May 19, 2019

We (Pei's ( family from Shanghai. , )are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Y. M. Pei. Brother Y.M. has alway been the role model among members of same family name. Please accept our deepest condolences and may our prayers to comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to better place.

Posted by - SHANGHAI - Family Friend   May 18, 2019

I love how Pei created buildings that celebrated different cultures with such grace and beauty. May God give the family strength and peace in spite of loss. (Psalm 29:11)

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2019

To The Family Of I.M. Pei
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by R. C. - IL   May 18, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Cynthia    May 18, 2019


Posted by Ling Bei - Vacaville, CA - family   May 17, 2019




An international renown architect and an great asset to the Chinese community.
I.M. Pei you will be greatly missed by the international community. Thank you for your contribution.


Posted by Bob - Brooklyn, NY   May 17, 2019

I M sad you're gone.

Posted by Peter Koeneman - Aptos, CA   May 17, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Pei family for your loss. He will surely be remembered for his architectural achievements. May you find comfort and strength from God during this difficult time of sorrow.

Posted by J. L. - PA   May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. May God continue to comfort you everyday in the time of your sorrow.

Posted by Cheryl Auflick - MYRTLE BEACH, SC   May 17, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   May 17, 2019

Happy that this creative, talented man lived a very long life. His works are more than appreciated. May he rest in peace.


Posted by A friend   May 17, 2019

My Condolences to the family of I.M.Pei for your loss may the God of tender mercy be with you at this time of sadness.

Posted by Rose.    May 17, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the family. What a talent. May the family find comfort in the memories.

Posted by A friend   May 17, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Pei family and friends for your loss.

Posted by Cindy - AR   May 17, 2019

Talented. Deepest condolences to the family along with friends of Mr. Pei. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by A friend   May 17, 2019


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   May 17, 2019

He also designed the Rock and Roll building in Cleveland, Ohio. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

Posted by Joan Beach - Barberton, OH   May 17, 2019

Sorry for your loss Of Mr Pei his works of Art are outstanding and will be proof of his love for his art . May you find peace and know that God remembers the work we do in his name. Hebrews6:10

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2019


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   May 16, 2019

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My condolences for your loss. I can’t understand exactly how you feel but. Isaiah 40:26 in part-reads that you will find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about your love one and bring them back again in the “resurrection hope”. (Acts 24:15)