James Law’s Obituary for IM Pei
17 May 2019
James Law’s Obiturary for IM Pei.
"I M Pei dies at 102. This iconic figure in Architecture symbolised not only his own brand of balanced modernist design, but also symbolised a Chinese who managed to achieve the status of global iconic architect. He is the only one that has achieved this so far. His long life has achieved a lot, and during his career, his buildings went beyond the commercial into the spiritual that spanned cultures,from France to USA, from Japan to Qatar, in his family heritage in China. As a result, his work was diplomatic and gave a platform for cultural exchange that showed the power within Architecture to bridge cultural divides. His Architecture showed us what was common in Humanity. A life well lived, long and with a cultural depth of understanding achieved that any architect would love to have had in a career. Rest in Peace. I wish I had met you in person and learnt from you as a Chinese and as an Architect.”