Mamuka Chkhaidze
The Founder and Chief Architect of Studio 9

He was born in Poti, on October 21, 1959. 

In 1985 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, the faculty of Architecture.  


Professional Activity:

1995-1999 – Chief Architect and Vice-Mayor of Poti.    

2000-2003 – Chief Architect of Tbilisi.

2003-2012 – The Founder and Chief Architect of “Eskizi”.  

Since 2007 – The Founder and Chief Architect of „Arch-studio” in Yalta.   

Since 2012 – The Founder and Chief Architect of “Studio 9”.  


Mamuka Chkhaidze is the author of more than a hundred projects implemented in different cities of the world, including detailed planning of large city centers; he is the Laureate of International Architectural Awards; the Laureate of the UNESCO Prize. He has received the reward of the Union of Architects of Georgia at the Republic competition - the best building of the year; as well as numerous international awards. In 2021, his author’s project, the Restaurant Complex "Tsiskvili" is nominated for the EU Mies Van der Rohe Award.    

Zurab Tsiklauri
Director of “Studio 9”

He was born in Dusheti on January 10, 1959.

In 1981 he graduated with honors from the Georgian Polytechnic Institute, the faculty of Architecture.   


Professional Activity:

2009-2014 – Serbian-Belarusian Company “Dana Holdings”, Project Coordinator

2015-2016 – Deputy Head Of Tbilisi Municipality Architecture Service for Licensing issues

2016-2017 – Chief Architect of Tbilisi;   

Since 2018 – Director of “Studio 9”.  



Sophie Akhvlediani
Head of Interior Design Workshop


She was born in Tbilisi, on April 21, 1981.

In 2006 she graduated from the American University of Dubai (AUD), the faculty of Architecture, Art and Design; Specialty - Interior Design.


Professional Activity:

In 2006, she was rewarded with the first place in the "Hotel Furniture Design" competition by Karim Rashid in the United Arab Emirates;

2005 -2006 – The United Arab Emirates, Dubai – the Company “Best Italian Interior Design” (BIID), co-author of projects.     

2006-2019 – She worked in leading banks of Georgia as an Architect / Interior Designer;  

2013-2020 – Medical Wellness Centre "Bioli" - Interior Designer / Project Manager; 

Since 2019 – Representative of the Italian Design Company D73 in Georgia;

Since 2020 – Teacher of Interior Design Studio of VA[A]DS, the School of Visual Art, Architecture and Design at the Free University.

Since 2020 – Head of Interior Design Workshop of “Studio 9”.       



David Chikovani
Head of Architectural Workshop


He was born in Tbilisi, on July 15, 1967.  

In 1991 he graduated from the Georgian Polytechnic Institute, the faculty of Architecture.  


Professional Activity:

Since 1992 – Senior teacher of the faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the Georgian Technical University;  

1992-1995 – Design and Construction Institute of the Georgian Monument Protection Division, an Architect-Restorer;

2004-2018 – General Director of the design firm “Makoto Project”;

Since 1994 – Member of the Creative Union of Architects of Georgia;

Since 2019 – Head of Architectural Workshop of “Studio 9”.  

"Studio 9" is an architectural studio, which has been successfully operating in Georgia since 2012 in the direction of architecture, urban planning, interior design.

The founder and chief architect of the company is Mamuka Chkhaidze - the author of numerous famous projects, the architect of select handwriting.   

"Studio 9" designs characteristic architectural units that withstand time and style changeability. While designing, great attention is paid to the components of the project area, environmental conditions, existing and historical context.

“Studio 9” successfully cooperates with the business sector and individuals as well. A team complete with high-class professionals, proper infrastructure and effective management stipulates overcoming of large-scale projects of any complexity. 

“Studio 9” has designed a number of successful business facilities by hotels, restaurants, public and residential complexes in Georgia and abroad as well. 

During designing multi-apartment and individual houses, the priority of the company is to offer the Client a complex service, which means effective and timely management of the process from the concept stage up to the completion of construction.

According to the mentioned factors, “Studio 9” has got an ambition to be a leading company in the market providing premium quality architectural services; to implement important projects in Georgia and abroad as well.