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ID: 500033103
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500033103

 

Record Type: Corporate Body
I. M. Pei & Partners (American architectural firm, established 1955)

Note: The architectural firm I. M. Pei & Partners was founded in New York City in 1955 by Ieoh Ming Pei, Henry Cobb and Eason H. Leonard. They were joined by general partners James I. Freed, Leonard Jacobson and Werner Wandelmaier. In 1989 the firm was renamed Pei Freed Cobb & Partners. The Dictionary of Art indicates that I. M. Pei founded his own firm in 1955. CCALAD, ContArch and Post indicate that I. M. Pei & Partners was founded in 1955. Wiseman indicates that the firm was founded in 1955 as I. M. Pei & Associates and that they worked for Webb & Knapp until 1960 when they separated to become an autonomous firm and changed name in 1966 to I. M. Pei & Partners. Macmillan indicates that I. M. Pei worked as the head of the architectural division of Webb and Knapp until 1960, when he resigned to found his own architectural office. I. M. Pei & Partners and Page & Steele Architects were commissioned by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to design the office buildings Commerce Court West, Commerce Court South and Commerce Court East which formed part of the multipurpose building Commerce Court (Toronto, Canada) ca. 1972. American architectural firm, New York, N.Y., 1955-1989; on Sept. 1, 1989 name changed to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

Names:
I. M. Pei & Partners (preferred,V,display)  ....  since 1966
I. M. Pei and Partners (V)
Pei Freed Cobb & Partners (V)
Pei & Partners (V)
Pei and Partners (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
architectural firm (preferred)

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner in ....  Leonard, Eason H.  
..................  (American architect, contemporary) [500033824]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Cobb, Henry Nichols  
................................................  (American architect, 1926-2020) [500016217]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Fredenburgh, Harold  
................................................  (American architect, active late 20th century) [500099115]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Freed, James Ingo  
................................................  (American architect, 1930-2005) [500020924]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Jacobson, Leonard  
................................................  (American architect, 1921-1992) [500033825]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Pei, I. M.  
................................................  (American architect born in China, 1917-2019) [500029268]
partner was (firm to person) ....  Wandelmaier, Werner  
................................................  (American architect, active after 1955) [500033826]
predecessor of ....  Pei Cobb Freed & Partners  
..........................  (American architectural firm, founded 1989) [500222186]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  I. M. Pei & Partners (I)

Biographies:
(American architectural firm, established 1955) ..... [CCA Preferred]
(American architectural firm, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American architectural firm, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
I. M. Pei and Partners ........ [CCA, VP]
..........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
I. M. Pei & Partners ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, VP Preferred]
......................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................................  Wiseman, I.M. Pei (1990). 62, 70, 94, 264
Pei and Partners ........ [AVERY, VP]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Pei Freed Cobb & Partners ........ [VP]
................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Pei & Partners ........ [CCA]
............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  AIA Directory (1982) 94
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Cawker and Bernstein, Contemporary Canadian Architecture (1988) 119
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Commerce Court Toronto (1973) 49
....................  Emanuel, Contemporary Architects (1994) 734-736
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79036327
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 325-326
....................  LCR
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79036327
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 384-386
....................  old record
....................  Post, Pei Cobb Freed, Engineering News-Record (1993) 26-32
....................  Wiseman, I.M. Pei (1990). 62, 70, 94, 264
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... AIA Directory (1982)
.......... Cawker and Bernstein, Contemporary Canadian Architecture (1988) 119
.......... Emanuel, Contemporary Architects (1994) 734
.......... LCR
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 384
.......... Post, Pei Cobb Freed, Engineering News-Record (1993) 26
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