Archinect - News 2017-07-26T20:53:58-04:00 In celebration of I.M. Pei's 100th birthday tomorrow, the National Gallery of Art revisits his legacy Justine Testado 2017-04-25T13:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:19:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. &mdash; National Gallery of Art</p></em><br /><br /><p>I.M. Pei's 100th birthday is tomorrow! In celebration of the legendary architect's birthday, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. will host a public talk in the Pei-designed East Building featuring architect Perry Y. Chin &ndash; a longtime associate of Pei's &mdash; and Susan Wertheim, the Gallery's chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects.</p><p>Learn more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> AIA honors I.M. Pei's Grand Louvre with 2017 Twenty-Five Year Award Justine Testado 2016-12-15T20:54:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T12:26:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a>'s Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed&nbsp;in 1989,&nbsp;it was denounced as a modernist insult to its historic location, the 800-year-old Grand&nbsp;Palais. But 27&nbsp;years later, the 71-foot-tall&nbsp;glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. In an announcement today, the AIA announced the Grand Louvre - Phase I project as the 2017&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-Five Year Award</a> recipient.</p><p>The Twenty-Five Year Award distinguishes&nbsp;a building that has gracefully stood the test of time over the last 25-35 years. Chaired by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a>'&nbsp;Mark Reddington, the 2017 jury&nbsp;selected the project that best&nbsp;&ldquo;demonstrate[s] excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today&rsquo;s standards.&rdquo; The nine-person jury also included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith</a>,&nbsp;Timothy J. Johnson of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NBBJ</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Q. Sabatini</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Grand Louvre was executed in two phases over the course of a decade. In Phase I, Pei built the pyramid and&nbsp;reorganized the museum...</p> I.M. Pei's National Gallery of Art building set to reopen this week in Washington Alexander Walter 2016-09-26T17:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T22:55:06-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the outside, not much has changed. After a three-year, $69m renovation, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, looks about the same as it did when it first opened in June 1978. [...] Step inside and the differences become clear. The gallery, which reopens to the public on 30 September, has managed to carve out more than 12,250 sq. ft of additional exhibition space without expanding its physical footprint.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>I.M. Pei, who designed the East Building, on the structure's original opening day, June 1, 1978. Photo &copy; Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre director plans its grand revamp</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">98-year-old I.M. Pei reportedly assaulted by caregiver</a></li></ul> 98-year-old I.M. Pei reportedly assaulted by caregiver Alexander Walter 2016-01-04T12:24:00-05:00 >2016-01-05T08:43:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A carer for the architect IM Pei [...] has been charged with assaulting the 98-year-old in his Manhattan townhouse. Eter Nikolaishvili, 28, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting Pei early in December when he threatened to report her to the police for &ldquo;doing something bad&rdquo;, police said. [...] Pei was taken to hospital at 4am on the day of the alleged assault suffering from bleeding lacerations and bruising, after Nikolaishvili grabbed and twisted his arm, police said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pei Coob Freed-related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei named as 2014 recipient of the UIA Gold Medal</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre director plans its grand revamp</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme</a></li></ul> Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme Justine Testado 2015-05-07T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T00:27:22-04:00 <img src="" width="582" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cornell alleges that the firm Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners committed 'architectural malpractice' in its plans for the new wing of the museum, leading to structural deficiencies, cavities in the roof, cracks in the ceiling and other problems. The university says it has suffered 'at least' $1.1 million in damages as a result of the flawed designs. Pei, who also designed the original museum in 1968, was hired by the university to build the addition in 2006.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris</a></li><li><a title='Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"</a></li><li><a title="Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court</a></li></ul> Louvre director plans its grand revamp Alexander Walter 2014-09-04T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:39:00-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean-Luc Martinez, who was promoted to the directorship of the Mus&eacute;e du Louvre last year, is proposing the most ambitious renovation of the Paris museum since the Grand Louvre project of the 1980s. [...] Planning the museum&rsquo;s comprehensive renovation began in June and work is due to start on the main entrance this month. [...] Martinez also plans to devote 1,500 sq. m of space to major temporary exhibitions in the Napoleon Hall, which is beneath the museum&rsquo;s I.M. Pei-designed entrance pyramid.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> I.M. Pei named as 2014 recipient of the UIA Gold Medal Justine Testado 2014-06-10T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:34:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ieoh Ming Pei, the now 97-year-old renowned Chinese-born American architect, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious International Union of Architects Gold Medal. The UIA Gold Medal honors an architect's life and work achievements in the course of more than 60 years and five continents in modern architecture history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Best known as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a>, some of his most famous structures include the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the National Museum of Art in Washington, the Johnson Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, to name a few.</p><p>He has received other prestigious accolades like the Pritzker Prize, the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).</p><p>Pei will formally accept the Gold Medal on August 6 at an awards ceremony organized by the UIA World Congress of Architecture in Durban, South Africa.</p><p>Read more about Pei's legacy on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Pei Partnership sues National Slavery Museum for... get this... not getting paid for their services Archinect 2013-01-25T14:12:00-05:00 >2013-01-25T19:35:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Slavery Museum, which was spearheaded by former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, never paid Pei for the architectural work. Pei says it is owed more than $6 million, money that the firm hopes to recoup in an eventual sale of the 38 acres. The slavery museum organization now owes more than $300,000 in delinquent real estate taxes to Fredericksburg. The city has begun the lengthy legal process of selling the land at auction to recoup the back taxes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A Modern Masterpiece, No Longer Used, Will Soon Disappear at Kennedy Airport anthony dong 2011-10-06T09:50:37-04:00 >2011-10-09T10:07:38-04:00 <img src="" width="590" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Given his stature, the demolition of Terminal 6 arguably ranks as the most significant loss of a transportation building in New York since Pennsylvania Station was razed in the early 1960s. Mr. Cobb does not think of the two events as analogous, however. &ldquo;This is not pure greed,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;This is the myopic view of engineers. They just can&rsquo;t figure out how to reuse it and they don&rsquo;t put enough value on it to figure out how to reuse it.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>