Daily Inspiration : I.M. Pei

I.M. Pei, actual name, Ieoh Ming Pei was born on April 26, 1917.

I.M. Pei

He is still alive. His 99th birthday was two days ago.

99 Years old!

That is a long time here on this earth. A really long time.

Yet, he has accomplished so much, he brings inspiration to many and livens up many environments through his works.

What is his profession? Architect.

What has he done?

The Louvre Pyramid
Louvre Pyramid at Night

“I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.”

One Dallas Center
Dallas City Hall

“Success is a collection of problems solved.”

I. M. Pei
Miho Museum, Kyoto Japan


Miho Museum Interior, Kyoto Japan

“I want to bring out the best in a community and contribute something of permanent value.”

I. M. Pei
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

“I didn’t want to think about a project that I couldn’t finish. That’s a kind of temptation. One has to realize one’s limitations. Why kid yourself? ”

I. M. Pei


Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

“You cannot defend your design without knowing what you’re designing for.”

I. M. Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Doha, Interior

“Let’s do it right. This is for the ages.”

I. M. Pei



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