Eva Jiřičná, architect and designer who, after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops in 1968, emigrated to Great Britain. There, she gradually made her name for herself in the domain of interior design and architecture. She succeeded to build a prestigious architectural studio in London and, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, in Prague, responsible for a number of grand buildings. Her key works include London’s Canada Water Bus Station and the entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum. In Czechia, Tomáš Baťa University and the Congress Centre in Zlín are among her most prominent buildings. She is often referred to as the queen of glass and steel, according to her most popular construction materials. Eva Jiřičná is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire, the State Prize for Architecture and many other prestigious awards.