Eva Jiricna Architects
Eva Jiricna’s long career in Britain began with a job at The Greater London Council followed by 10 years at The Louis de Soissons Partnership working on the Brighton Marina project. In1980 she joined The Richard Rogers Partnership, where she was responsible for some of the exterior and all of the interior design packages for the Lloyds HQ building. Later on in 1984 Eva founded her practice - EJAL and in 1999 with Petr Vagner AI Design in Prague. Recent projects completed in the UK include the implementation of the Masterplan at the V&A and the new Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, Fine & Designer Jewellery halls for Harrods, and schemes for Boodles in prestigious locations throughout the UK. In 2014 a modern intervention in the West Wing of Somerset House including a new Miles Staircase woven into the historic fabric of the building. In 2017 EJAL completed the new Tiffany Gallery for NYHS in New York and a new Faculty of Humanities - a building which joined previously constructed large development of The Cultural Centre and Bata’s University in Zlin.
Eva Jiricna and her London and Prague practices have won numerous international design awards. Its clients include major corporate and public organizations such as Amec plc, Jubilee Line Extension, Andersen Consulting, Boodles Jewellers, the Royal Academy of Arts, Selfridges, Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum, Somerset House and The New-York Historical Society and many others.
Over the years, Jiricna’s contribution to architecture and design has been recognised with many prestigious awards, among others the Jane Drew Prize, she was introduced into the American Hall of Fame and honoured by Doctorates and Professorships by many Universities. Eva has a strong commitment to architectural education, giving frequent talks and workshops to students as well as being an External Examiner at several Universities. She participates frequently on architectural juries and Lectures on her work internationally .