Mr. Chekhman graduated in 1977 with a Masters Degree from the University of Architecture and Fine Arts, Academy of Arts of Russia, St. Petersburg. That year he joined "Lenmetroproject", the public transit authority of Russia and within three years became the Principal Design Architect in charge of design, working drawings and construction supervision of more than 50 major national and international projects including: subway stations in various major cities; railways tunnels for the Trans Siberian Railway; and numerous railway stations in Siberia complete with urban design of worker communities and associated residential towers, shopping centres and midsize sports arenas.
In 1991 Mr. Chekhman joined Shem-Ur & Kornhuser Architects in Israel as a design architect. In 1996 he moved to London, England and joined Pascall + Watson Architects where he was involved in the refurbishment of railway stations, railway tracks and associated ancillary facilities across London as well as the extensions to the Luton and Gatwick Airports.
In 1999 he moved to Toronto where he joined Burka & Varacalli Architects, and, in 2002, E.I. Richmond Architects. His experience in these offices include concept design, design development and working drawings for Triumph I, II and III, Icon I and II and numerous mixed use high-rise residential and retail buildings in downtown Toronto.
In 2003 he joined Kirkor Architects & Planners as a senior designer for several high rise residential condominium projects including: Thornhill City Centre, Metro Place, Kilgour and 111 Forsythe. He became an Associate in 2008.
1999 - Member of the Ontario Association of Architects
1996 - Registered with Royal Institute of British Architects
1991 - Registered with Israeli Association of Architects
1984 - Member of Russian Association of Architects