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EJAL: Contemporary Architectural Practice in London, UK Design Office

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Atelier A&D – Eva Jiricna Architect News

1 April 2024
Digital Orchard, Buckinghamshire, southeast England, UK
Architects: Atelier Architecture & Design
Digital Orchard Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
image © AA+D
photo : Richard Chivers
Digital Orchard, Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

According to this architecture practice, ‘Atelier A&D is a London based architectural & interior design practice founded by Georgina Papathanasiou & Eva Jiricna to conceive and deliver contemporary design-led projects within the high–end residential, cultural & commercial sectors.’

‘Atelier has a varied high profile client base of investors, developers and private clients. We aim to work closely together with our clients from concept to implementation of each project to achieve the highest quality of design and architectural beauty.’


This award-winning architecture practice is no longer active, however Eva still practices architecture in central London, England, UK (see note above).

17 Feb 2016

Eva Jiricna News

Boodles at 178 New Bond Street, Mayfair, West London, England, UK
Boodles in the Mayfair
photo from architects office
Boodles on New Bond Street
Eva Jiricna Architects have completed a new flagship store for the 200 year old heritage jewellery brand Boodles, in the heart of the Mayfair conservation area.

11 Mar 2013

Eva Jiricna was awarded the Jane Drew Prize last week. she has also recently been elected for Honorary Membership of the A.A. in London.

Eva Jiricna architect London EJAL
photo © Ondrej Host

Jane Drew Prize

‘Incredibly influential … extraordinary architect’ awarded lifetime achievement by jury including world-famous architects Zaha Hadid and Rafael Viñoly.

Eva Jiřičná was awarded the 2013 Jane Drew Prize for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.

The jury was unanimous in its decision to award Jiřičná the prize, describing her work as ‘incredibly influential’.

The AJ Women in Architecture awards ceremony, where Eva Jiricna will be present to receive her award, will take place on 22 Mar 2013 at the Langham Hotel in London.

25 Nov 2009

Eva Jiricna Architect
image from architect

Eva Jiricna has been made the recipient of a prestigious award for her lifelong contribution to architecture, from the Czech Ministry of Culture. This is the first time there has been an architectural award along with those which are made annually from selected nominations for theatre, literature and music.

Major Eva Jiricna Designs

Victoria & Albert Museum Jewellery Gallery, London, England, UK
Date built: 2008
V&A Jewellery Gallery
photograph : Katsuhisa Kida
V & A Museum Jewellery Gallery
EJAL won the competition organised by the V+A to design the new Gallery that would house 3,500 pieces of Jewellery from the Museum’s exquisite collection.
The concept of the new Gallery comprises of a two level arrangement. The upper level is situated in the middle of the space and it is connected to the lower level via a circular glass staircase. The internal envelope is designed as a continuous ‘tube’ inserted freely into the fabric of the existing building envelope. The zone between the two elements – the internal skin and the masonry – is used to accommodate all the services and built-in display cabinets. The jewellery is exhibited in a continuous chronological display.

Zlin Congress Centre, Czech Republic
Date built: 2008
Zlin Congress Centre
photo : Filip Šlapal
Zlin Congress Centre Building
The new complex buildings are located in downtown Zlin and consist of a Congress Centre for the City and Library for the University of Tomas Bata. The setting of both buildings is a response to the surrounding urban axis and local massing of adjacent buildings. Each building is located on a very restrictive plot owned by various institutions.

Their orientation and organic shapes allow the buildings to ‘peel’ away from each other, creating their own identity whilst being set in a unifying landscape. The oval Congress Centre consists of two levels of underground parking, a main auditorium seating 850 and a smaller one for 80 seats, three levels of associated facilities and restaurant for 150 diners.

Eva Jiricna Designs

Key Buildings by EJAL, alphabetical:

Bridge + Office Building, Brno, Czech Republic
Date built: 1995
Brno Building
scanned photo from 1996 © Adrian Welch
Brno Bridge

Boodle & Dunthorne Store, 1 Sloane St, Knightsbridge, London – since refurbished, and retitled ‘Boodles’
Date built: 1997
Boodle & Dunthorne
London Jewellery Shop: image © Adrian Welch
Boodles Sloane St
Ed – I was Project Architect for this jewellery shop, passing my RIBA Part 3 at The Bartlett as a result, official opening by Sophie Rhys-Jones, Adrian Welch.

De Montfort University Library, Leicester, England
Date built: 1996
De Montfort University Library
photograph : Peter Cook
De Montfort University Library Building
Due to increasing student numbers and the changing face of information technology, the university became aware of a need to extend the existing library, which was originally built in 1976. After a feasibility study had been carried out, planning approval was gained in June 1994 following the development of a scheme in consultation with the University, librarians and student bodies.

The design attempts to provide clean, light, flexible space in terms of layout, and for the future incorporation of changing technology, and to re-define external public spaces within the library precinct.

Greenwich Hotel, London, England, UK
Greenwich hotel
image from EJAL
Greenwich Hotel London

Hotel Josef, Prague, Czech Republic
Date built: 2002
Hotel Josef Prague
image from EJAL
Hotel Josef Prague

Karolina Bridge, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Ostrava Bridge
picture from architects
Czech Bridge

Private house, Ebury St, southwest London, UK
Date built: 2003
Design: Eva Jiricna Architects with Julian Harrap Architects
Grade 2 listed terraced house – remodelling

Sloane Street Interior, Knightsbridge, London

Eva Jiricna stair
London Shop Interior : photo © AJW
Eva Jiricna Interior

Stair at Birger Christensen Store, Copenhagen Denmark

Eva Jiricna Stair
photo © Adrian Welch
Copenhagen Architecture

More Eva Jiricna – EJAL projects online soon

Location: formerly at 38 Warren Street, London, England, UK – practice dissolved around 2019

London Architects Practice Information

Eva was born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia

Address: EJAL, 3rd Floor, 38 Warren Street, London, England, UK
Phone: +44 (207) 554 2400 Fax: +44 (207) 388 8022 E-mail mail@ejal.com

Eva Jiricna Architects 6 Staircases
Eva Jiricna Architects

The Joseph Shops, London 1979-88

Eva Jiricna Architects – more information

1939 Eva Jiřičná is born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia.
Eva studies architecture at the Technical University of Prague before completing her postgraduate degree at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in 1967
1968 moves to London, where she worked at the Greater London Council architecture department
1969 joins the Louis de Soissons Partnership as an associate and spent 10 years as project architect for the £150 m Brighton Marina
1980 becomes group leader for Richard Rogers Partnership’s Lloyd’s Building in London, taking responsibility for all interior packages
1982 establishes Jiřičná Kerr Associates with Kathy Kerr. The practice later became Eva Jiřičná Architects.
1980s she is hired by designer and entrepreneur Joseph Ettedgui to design several shops across London for fashion label Joseph and later Ettedgui’s own Knightsbridge flat
1998 Eva Jiricna completed the Canada Water bus station, London.
1998 inducted into US Hall of Fame for Interior Design
2005 becomes a CABE commissioner
2006 elected an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects
2008 completes the new jewellery gallery at the V&A, London
2009 wins Life Long Contribution to Architecture award from Czech Ministry of Culture
2011 convention centre in Zlin, Czech Republic, opens, designed by Eva Jiricna with Prague architects AI Design
2013 wins Jane Drew Prize

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Major Modern Czech Building : Tugendhat Villa in Brno design by Mies van der Rohe architect

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Website: none – architectural practice no longer active.