I. M. Pei has died in New York City at the age of 102.

Although he was born in China, we know him best as one of the dominant American architects of major landmarks in this country and Europe, most notably the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (1978), and the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris (1989). But Pei, who won the 1983 Pritzker Architecture Prize, was also the creator of a path-breaking architectural firm that combined high design and corporate success with international impact, while establishing himself as one of the most sought-after individual designers of his generation.

Read the full obituary at the Architectural Record