Award for architect Ieoh Ming Pei

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Architect Ieoh Ming Pei has been honoured with the Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts from the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE).

Award for architect Ieoh Ming Pei 
At an official awards ceremony attended by Hilary Clinton on May 15 2012, architect Ieoh Ming Pei was presented with the FAPEAward: a new honour for the award-winning architect who was presented with the 1983 Pritzker Prize, the top honour in architecture.

Established in 2008 in memory of Leonore Annenberg, the organisation?s founder, the FAPE Award is presented to American professionals who have achieved excellence and innovation in their professions and represent the highly varied cultural tapestry of the United States. Ieoh Ming Pei is a naturalised American citizen of Chinese origin.

In their motivation, the judges emphasised that Ieoh Ming Pei is a figure in the front lines of international architecture and recalled a number of his key works, such as the Glass Pyramid at the Louvre in Paris or the East Building at the National Gallery in Washington.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images: © Photo by Laurie Lambrecht - courtesy of FAPE