On behalf of the Queen

The 2010 Royal Gold Medal for architecture has been awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), on behalf of the British monarch, to I.M. Pei. The Royal Gold Medal is given to a person or group who has had a significant influence 'either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture'.

The characteristics of his buildings are sometimes described as serene, cubist, dignified, muscular, individualistic, and contextual. Referred to as a master of modern architecture, Pei himself refuses to apply labels to his work.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, OH

East Wing of the National Gallery - Washington, DC

National Centre for Atmospheric Research - Boulder, CO
appeared in the 1973 Woody Allen movie Sleeper

Everson Museum of Art - Syracuse, NY

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum - Boston, MA
image © Allan Goodrich JFK Library