GEI Luncheon in honor of Arch. Li Chung Pei – New York, March 18, 2005
Li Chung (Sandi) Pei was educated at Harvard University where he earned his BA mcl in 1972 and MArch in 1976 from the Graduate School of Design. From 1976 until 1992 he practiced in the firm of I.M. Pei & Partners (since renamed Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) before leaving to establish Pei Partnership Architects.
In the course of over 25 years Mr. Pei has been involved in more than two dozen projects worldwide on building types ranging from educational facilities, laboratories, and museums to commercial office, hotel and residential projects. Among his award-winning projects are the MIT Arts + Media Technologies Facilities, Cambridge, MA (1982), the Creative Artists Agency Headquarters, Beverly Hills, CA (1989), the Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong (1990), and the Bank of China Head Office Building, Beijing, China (2002). Since the founding of Pei Partnership, he has directed the design of over one million square meters of building and several large-scale urban development projects in the United States, Mexico, China, Indonesia and Singapore. His current commissions include residential developments in Los Angeles and Jakarta, and several projects in the People’s Republic of China, among them the Macao Science Center, the restoration and redevelopment of the landmark Peace Hotel in Shanghai, and a commercial office tower in Pudong.
Mr. Pei has extensive experience in the fields of education and the arts including board membership and trusteeship of schools, civic organizations and professional associations. He has lectured widely, participated as a critic to several schools of architecture and as juror to the National Endowment for the Arts and to international competitions. A former Trustee of the New York Foundation for Architecture and Director of the AIA/New York Chapter, Mr. Pei was recently elected to its Nominating Committee.
Mr. Pei is a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art.