1917 – Born on April 26th in Canton, China. Designed Louvre’s glass pyramid.
1935 – He come to the United States to study architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B. Arch.) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (M. Arch.).
1942 – Married to Eileen Loo.
1945-1948 – He was a assistant professor in Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.
1954 – Became a naturalized American citizen.
1958 – He formed the partnership of I. M. Pei & Associates, which become I.M. Pei & Partners.
1968 – The partnership received the Architectural Firm Award of The American Institute of Architects.
1978 – He designed the East Building of National Gallery of Art.
1982 – The deans of the architectural schools of the United States chose 1. M. Pei as the best designer of significant non-residential structures.
1983 – Received the International Pritzker Architecture Prize.
1987 – Received the French Legion of Honor.
1988 – Recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
1995 – He designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
2003 – Appeared in the film, My Architect: A Son’s Journey.