I. M. Pei, the Chinese-born American architect has been named the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Given in recognition of his lifetime's work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen of England. I.M. Pei is best known for his designs of the Louvre, the East extension of The National Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pei is a passionate and spirited architecture still working at the age of 93. I would highly recommend a wonderful video of Pei called First Person Singular to learn more about one of our greatest architects. To read more of this wonderful award, see the article found over at Dexigner.com.