I.M. Pei

CATEGORY: Originators
COMPANY: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
INDUSTRY: Architecture

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: From the Kips Bay Plaza in 1963 to the Four Seasons Hotel in 1993 to the Centurion in 2008, this Pritzker Prize-winning architect has been shaping the skyline of New York City for decades. Known as the last master of high modernist architecture, he has been named as the recipient of the 2010 RIBA Royal Gold Medal, an honor that will be presented in February 2010 at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

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