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Eva Jiricna

Eva Jiricna Architects is an architectural and design practice based in London with an international portfolio of residential, commercial and retail interiors; furniture, products and exhibitions; private and public buildings. Its clients include major corporate and public organisations such as Amec plc, the Jubilee Line Extension, Andersen Consulting, Boodles Jewellers, Royal Academy of Arts, Selfridges, Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum.

EJA is run by its founder, Eva Jiricna, a Czech born architect who has been based in London for over 30 years. The London office currently employs twelve architects and designers, with a satellite office operating in Prague. Jiricna's long experience started with a job at the Greater London Council on her arrival in the UK in 1968 followed by the Louis de Soissons Partnership working on Brighton Marina for 10 years, and the Richard Rogers Partnership, where she was responsible for the interior design packages for the Lloyds Headquarters building. With Jan Kaplicky and his practice Future Systems, she designed the Way In store at Harrods, an award winning scheme that influenced a generation of retail interiors, and which enabled her to start her own practice. Over the last decade, Jiricna's contribution to architecture and design has been recognised with personal awards, including being made a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), a CBE (Commander of the British Empire), election as a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts, and Hon Fellow A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects). She holds honorary doctorates and professorships in several Universities, participates on international juries (e.g. Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, new Arts wing for Goldsmith's College, London), and lectures internationally on her work.

Recent projects completed in the UK include implementation of the Masterplan and the Bollinger Jewellery Gallery for the V&A, Fine & Designer Jewellery halls at Harrods, and schemes for Boodles in prestigious locations throughout the UK. In 2014 a modern intervention in the West Wing of Somerset House included a new stair, christened the ‘Miles Stair’ after the Client , inserted within the historic fabric of the building. Most recently completed, (opened May 2017), is the new Tiffany Gallery in New York Historical Museum with a dramatic glass stair centrepiece. The practice is also continuously engaged with residential projects for discerning clients.

Practice of the Year  2017

Future Projects  2016

Commercial  2011

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