In Memoriam: I.M. Pei

In Memoriam: I.M. Pei I.M. Pei was a visionary who utilized his design talents to create stunning spaces and structures around the world to help people learn and develop deeper understanding around other cultures. He had a strong and longtime connection to China Institute, having been a distinguished honoree at our 2014 Blue Cloud Gala, while his son Chien Chung Pei  serves as co-chair of our Board of Trustees. We were saddened to hear about his passing and recognize both the many buildings he created and the building of connections he fostered throughout his distinguished career. Our deepest condolences to the Pei family, his friends, and the architecture world on the loss of a legendary pioneer.

贝聿铭先生2019年5月16日辞世,他创造的让人叹为观止的建筑和对空间的设计,仍然在世界各地激发着人们对不同文化的好奇。贝先生与华美协进社有着极深的渊源:他本人曾获华美2014年“青云奖”,其次子贝建中是华美多年的理事会成员,也是现任理事会主席。我们在此沉痛地悼念贝先生,对其亲朋寄予我们深切的问候。贝先生带给世界的美,就像卢浮宫前的金字塔,作为人类文明的结晶,超越个体,也超越不同的文化。