I.M. Pei, FAIA, famed architect of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art and the renovation of the Louvre museum including its new glass entrance pyramid, died on May 16 at the age of 102. We’ve collected links to some major obituaries and other history about the architect. And, we’ve hunted down as much information as we could find about the three known houses he designed—his own weekend home in Katonah, N.Y.; the William L. Slayton House in Washington, D.C.; and The Tandy House in Fort Worth, Texas. The Slayton house is doubly interesting for having also been renovated and upgraded with great sensitivity by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA, in 2002; and then updated again in 2010 by Maurice Walters, AIA. Of the few houses he designed, Slayton House is the best chronicled, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
I.M. Pei obituaries:/history:
The New York Times’ list of important work by Pei and his partners
I.M. Pei’s Pritzker Architecture Prize win
I.M. Pei house in Katonah, N.Y.
From an architecture blog
A video of a model assembly of the house
The William L. Slayton House:
Home & Design magazine
A real estate home tour slide show (the house last sold for $2,618,000 in 2009)
And architect Maurice Walter’s project portfolio listing
The Tandy House in Fort Worth, Texas
From a local architecture blog
A bird’s-eye view