I had the privilege of working with Eva Jiricna whilst living in London. She is an amazing person. She has numerous accolades to her name; including honorary doctorates (I think she has four), Commander of the British Empire (similar to an OBE), Honorary Fellow of numerous things, and she was (or still is) a professor of architecture. I always think of her as the Audrey Hepburn of Architecture.
Her contemporaries are Rogers, Fosters and Grimshaw – all of the British high-tech movement. Her materials of choice are glass, steel and stone; however, she is primarily known for her signature glass staircases. Google her; you won’t be disapointed.
I miss working with Eva.