Co-founder and Director (AI - DESIGN)
Founder and Director of the AI DESIGN is a Czech born architect based in London. She studied engineering and architecture until 1962, gaining an MA at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. She moved to London in 1968, working as an architect with the Greater London Council. A year later, she became an associate in the Louis de Soissons Partnership, and later joined Richard Rogers, before forming her multidisciplinary practice, Eva Jiricna Architects, in 1982, operating until 2017.
This year she won the Lifetime Achievement Medal at the London Design Festival. Eva Jiricna has recently established also a new London practice, Atelier AAD. She 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.
This year, her design of "billowy towers" won the Central Group architectural competition for a complex of buildings to be built on the site of the former Telecom called Mordor in Prague 3, Žižkov.
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