Schickel Design

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Schickel Design

Located in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Schickel Design is a creative, award winning, multi-disciplinary design firm. Drawing upon a strong background of fine projects, we bring architecture to life for our many varied clients. We create livable, functional, beautiful spaces, enhanced by a rich history and a well-developed skill in architecture and the allied arts. 

In every project and with every client there is an underlying vision. Our job is to examine and articulate this vision – bringing creativity and functionality together to manifest our client's identity within the architectural space. Our careful listening, skilled collaboration, competence and experience, creativity and talent have allowed us to create a legacy of excellent results. 

ARCHITECTURE               INTERIORS                 URBAN DESIGN


Martha Schickel Dorff, AIA

President & Owner

Martha Schickel Dorff is an award-winning architect who brings a passion for excellence, a rich family history of inspired design, and a creative, collaborative approach to all of her projects. She has a background in both Art and Architecture with a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters' in Architecture from Miami University of Ohio. She works with a strong sense of the connection between ideas, history, function, and physical place. Her goal with every project is to bring Schickel Design's depth of training, creativity, and skill to serve the vision of our clients. 


Rebecca Cadena, R.A. 


Rebecca received a Bachelor of Art's from the University of Chicago in 2009. Following her time in Chicago, she moved to New York City, where she completed her Master's in Architecture in 2013 from the City University of New York. Cadena worked as a project manager with Mabbott Seidel Architecture, a high-end residential firm in Manhattan. She then worked at Curtis + Ginsberg Architects on larger multi-family affordable housing projects.  In 2017, Rebecca returned to Cincinnati to join the team at Schickel Design. 


Linda Lerch

Office Manager

Linda is originally from Pennsylvania, but after a number of relocations, she has been a resident of Loveland, OH for the past 30 years. She received a BS in Secondary Education from Penn State, but has worked mostly in an office setting. Working at several companies through the years, she's grown from data entry clerk to Receptionist to Unit Manager of Logistics to Office Manager/Bookkeeper. Linda returned to Schickel Design in 2016, and had previously been with Schickel for 6 years. 


  • Architectural Design Services

  • Construction Documents

  • Construction Administration

  • Feasibility

  • Site and Facilities Planning

  • Urban Design

  • Development Services

  • Liturgical Design

  • Space Planning

  • Brand Development

  • Environmental Graphics

  • Interior Design

  • Art Consultation

  • Stained Glass

  • Commissioned Works of Art

  • Graphics

  • Renderings


  • Mercy Health, Southern Ohio Region

  • Tri Health, Cincinnati, Oh

  • CCHMC - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Price Hill Will, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Over The Rhine Community Housing, Cincinnati, Oh

  • 3CDC, Cincinnati, Oh

  • MCURC – Madisonville Urban Redevelopment Corporation, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Chatfield College, Cincinnati Oh, St. Martin, Oh

  • Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Ursuline Academy, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, West Chester, Oh

  • Northern Hills Unitarian, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Diocese of Orlando, Orlando, Fl

  • Faith Fellowship Ministries Intl., Cincinnati, Oh

  • Emil Frei Associates, St. Louis, Mo

  • Congregation of Divine Providence, Melbourne, Ky

  • Franciscan Sisters of The Poor, Cincinnati, Oh

  • Episcopal Community of The Transfiguration, Cincinnati, Oh

  • First Lutheran Church, Troy, Oh

  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Ky

  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Xenia, Oh

  • Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, Huntington, In

*Residential clients not listed for privacy