I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect of buildings known around the world, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the Chinese-born, American-trained Modernist architect whose work transformed cities around the world and was widely celebrated by fellow architects, has died. He was 102. Marc Diamond, director of communications for Pei’s storied firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, confirmed his death to USA TODAY on Thursday.