Source: My teacher Mrs Willand gave me some of I.M.Pei’s pictures
Name of AAPI FigureI. M. Pei
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceArchitect
Date of birth or time period4/26/21
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?He designed famous buildings using different shapes so that people can live in interesting buildings
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?He is a Chinese too and I like his buildings a lot. I learned that we need to be creative when we do work.
How does this person inspire you?I want to become an architect too when I grow up
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?I am surprised to learn that Bank of China tower is designed by I.M.Pei. I really like this building, I saw it when I went to Hong Kong, and I saw it in many movies including King Kong vs Godzilla!
Submitted byNathan Ye
City, StateNeedham MA