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Women in Focus: Eva Jiřičná
September 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our popular Women in Focus series is set to continue after the summer with a talk by the world-renowned, Czech-born architect Eva Jiřičná. During the talk, Ms Jiřičná, who is best known for her shop interiors and residential projects, will discuss her signature glass staircases and the limits of structural engineering as well as her most recent projects and the need for sustainable architecture.
Furthermore, the talk will touch on the topics such as the importance of public spaces, green living and the regeneration of city suburbs. Using her 50+ years of experience in the field, Ms Jiřičná will compare how various challenges are approached in different parts of the world, and she will give a brief overview of the changing tasks architects have faced in the last 40-50 years.
The final part of the evening will allow enough time for questions from the audience to open a lively discussion on architecture, urbanism, and beyond.
About Eva Jiřičná
Eva Jiřičná, 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 the 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 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Canada Water Bus Station, Leicester Library, Orangery at Prague’s Castle and many others. She opened with a Czech partner Petr Vágner another practice AI DESIGN in Prague in 1999 and completed many projects there, including hotels, University buildings, Multipurpose Auditorium, amongst others.
Eva has been appointed Professor and has a long teaching experience. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Designer for Industry, and an honorary member of the 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.