A positive contribution to the strength of Eva’s team lies in the fact that several of her colleagues have been with the practice for a considerable time, a fact that serves to underline the integrity which characterises Eva’s approach to both her personal and professional life.
As a Director, Duncan is responsible for the overview of all the practice’s projects, providing guidance which includes the company’s appointments, client project liaison, design development, specification, documentation, co-ordination & implementation. Additional duties include the administration of the companies CDM (Construction Design Management) and Health & Safety frameworks ensuring that the office functions productively and efficiently.
As a student Duncan received the William Keay Award for Design & has applied himself diligently to a career in Architecture ever since. Clarity, honesty and attention to detail are paramount to him and therefore widely expressed in his work ethic. During his studies and subsequent career, he has consistently achieved outstanding results in competitions and participated as an exhibitor in RIBA’s 40 under 40 Architects. He has also been engaged in architectural education undertaking the role of visiting tutor & critic.
He first joined Eva Jiricna Architects in 1987 for three years moving to the Richard Roger Partnership in order to expand his experience and technical expertise. Returning to EJAL in 1992, he was made Associate the following year and Eva’s fellow Director in 2000. He possesses an irreplaceable archive of experience, having worked on all of the most significant EJAL projects and competitions. His direct involvement includes projects such as the Orangery Prague’s Castle, Hotel Josef Prague, Ove Arup House London, JLE Canada Water Bus Interchange, Ebury Street London, Library De Montfort University Leicester, Karolina Bridge Ostrava, Cultural Center Zlin Czech Republic, and more recently the re-development of the Somerset House Trust West Wing.
As an associate Georgina is responsible for client and consultant liaison, technical development, materials research, project co-ordination and project implementation.
She joined Eva Jiricna Architects in 1996, having worked as a student with a number of Greek practices and in The Colman Partnership in London after completing a Master of Science in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Georgina had also completed a number of privately commissioned shops in Athens prior to coming to London. Since joining the practice she quickly became an indispensable member of the team, and promoted to Associate in 2000. She is a qualified architect and member of the ARB in London and the TEE in Athens.
Georgina has been involved with many of the practice’s most prestigious projects such as the Retail Unit and Friend’s room at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Masterplan implementation and Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum, East and West Wing redevelopments of Somerset House and the redevelopment of the ground level Jewellery Halls in Harrods. She has also completed many residential schemes for individual clients and run the Modernism and Skin and Bones temporary exhibitions. Georgina displays exemplary skill and efficiency in project management and client relationships and is also extremely competent and knowledgeable about all matters relating to technical and IT issues. She firmly believes that attention to function, detail and form should be intertwined so as to deliver a successful result.
Wanda Wilson, Financial Controller, who joined in 1989, is responsible in conjunction with the Directors for the finances of the company, liaising with our clients on fees and balancing the books.
Gillian Gould PA, has worked alongside Eva since the practice started. Contact Gillian in the first instance for any query regarding Eva herself, to discuss potential projects, publicity or the office in general.
Eva therefore has the solid support of a core group of individuals who, in both the technical and administrative areas, have gained the experience and expertise necessary to maintain her standards across the board and who strive to achieve both hers and the clients' expectations in respect of the quality and professionalism of the project. Of course all other members in the team possess diverse strengths and skills which are brought to bear in the interpretation, execution and delivery of each concept.