I.M. Pei, the architect who designed the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, has died at the age of 102. According to the Associated Press, the legendary architect passed in his sleep. Pei was confirmed dead Thursday morning by the spokesperson for his New York Firm, Marc Diamond.
No cause of death has been revealed to the public yet.
In a story with the Associated Press, Pei talked about his love for architecture and design, noting that each project he created was one he wanted people to enjoy.
“At one level my goal is simply to give people pleasure in being in a space and walking around it,” Pei once said. “But I also think architecture can reach a level where it influences people to want to do something more with their lives. That is the challenge that I find most interesting.”
Since his passing, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has taken to Twitter to share his legacy.
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) May 16, 2019
In addition to the Rock Hall, Pei designed the National Gallery Of Art in Washington, D.C. and the famous Lourve Pyramid at the entrance of the famous Paris museum. the courtyard officially opened to the public in 1981, according to WPTV.
You can check out a few of Pei’s intricate projects below.
— Alex Wilcox Cheek (@arwcheek) May 16, 2019
— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) May 16, 2019
Goodbye IM Pei, long may your buildings inspire new generations of architects as they inspired me and countless others…
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— AdamNathanielFurman (@Furmadamadam) May 16, 2019
We are sending our condolences to Pei’s friends and family at this time.