I.M. Pei in Colorado (Architect Colorado)
One of the most indelible contributions to Colorado architecture came from New York-based Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, FAIA. The National Center for Atmospheric Research building, which he began designing in 1961, is widely regarded as one of the finest building's in Pei's portfolio--and in Colorado.
When he landed the NCAR commission, Pei had just left an executive design position at William Zeckendorf's New York development firm, so NCAR was one of the first projects where he could fully immerse himself in the entire design process, Pei told Architect Colorado in an August 2007 conversation in his Manhattan home.