I.M. Pei, actual name, Ieoh Ming Pei was born on April 26, 1917.
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?
“I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.”
“Success is a collection of problems solved.”
“I want to bring out the best in a community and contribute something of permanent value.”
“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? ”
“You cannot defend your design without knowing what you’re designing for.”
“Let’s do it right. This is for the ages.”