Eva Jiricna

Partner , Ai DESIGN

EVA JIRICNA RIBA, RA, CBE, RDI Born Zlin, Czech Republic Qualifications 1973 Royal Institute of British Architects Diploma in Architecture 1963 – 1967 Postgraduate Degree Prague Academy of Fine Arts 1956 – 1962 Technical University of Prague : Architect / Engineer Experience 1962 – 1968 Research Institute of Fashion and Industrial Design, Prague 1968 – 1969 GLC (Greater London Council) : department architect 1969 – 1980 Louis de Soissons Partnership : associate / project architect for Brighton Marina scheme (ten year development, value £150 million) 1980 – 1982 Richard Rogers Partnership : group leader for Lloyd's of London HQ building (all interior packages) 1982 – 2017 Principal of private practice in London 1999 – Date Partner in the private practice AI DESIGN in Prague Eva Jiricna a Czech born architect based in London since 1968 completed her architectural education at The Technical University in Prague where she qualified with a title of an Engineer-Architect and later on at The Academy of Fine Arts where she completed her Masters degree. After the Russian Invasion she remained in England - she worked on Brighton Marina project and on Lloyd's Building and started her own practice in 1982. Eva became well known for the interiors of shops and residential projects and mainly glass staircases but also for her work in Victoria and Albert Museum, Canada Water Bus Station, Leicester Library, Orangery at Prague's Castle and many others. She opened with a Czech partner another practice AI DESIGN in Prague in 1999, and completed many projects including hotels, University buildings, Multipurpose Auditorium amongst others. Eva has been appointed Professor and has a long teaching experience. She is a member of Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Designer for Industry, and an honorary member of Royal Society of Arts. She has been awarded by CBE and received 11 honorary doctorates. Recently she has been awarded the Ambassador of the Czech Republic by the Czech Top 100 and Lifetime Achievement Medal by the London Design Festival.