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2015 Green Home Tour Schedule

Nov 10, 2014 5:19:41 AM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Fischer Residence, Brad Cooper, FLW Boulter House LEED Project, LEED for Homes, Bradley Cooper Tiny Homes, Green Home Tours, Mottainai Condos, Nutter Residence, FLW Boulter House Tour, Gaitan Residence, Wright Residence, Schickel Design, Quinlivan Home


The Green Living Member Circle of the regional U.S. Green Building Council produces a series of "This is a Green Home" tours for 2015. Contact Chair Chuck Lohre to register for any of the tours, Chuck@Lohre.com, 513-260-9025. Attendance is limited to 20. The public attendance to the tours is filled, but it you join the local Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council you can attend.

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Schickel Design's "City Home Cincinnati" Townhouses Sold Out Before Completion

Feb 22, 2012 7:17:34 AM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Schickel Design


Since 2006, Schickel Design Company has led the transformation of the 1400 block of Pleasant Street in historic Over-the-Rhine. Called City Home Cincinnati, the multi-phase project is located in an area that has long been noted for the largest grouping of turn-of-the-19th-century Italianate buildings found in the country.

Once blighted and abandoned, the block is now thriving with sympathetic infill new construction. The City Home Cincinnati project combines historic renovation with new, single-family town homes and provides private outdoor green space for the 12 new townhouses - Courtyard, Carriage House Homes. The final phase of the project, now nearing completion, sold out last week.

“This is a testament to the value design provides. The new construction meets the requirements of an upscale modern buyer,” says Schickel Design principal Martha Schickel Dorff, “yet capitalizes on the beautiful fabric of small lots, alleys and pocket green spaces of this historic walkable neighborhood.” The new homes have been thoughtfully designed to accommodate modern lifestyles in a tightly laid out historic neighborhood including the friendly integration of pedestrian and vehicular spaces. And the homes are eco-friendly -- seven houses are registered to be LEED Certified and the other five, built in the project initial phase, have received Energy Star’s highest rating.

Tucked among the new construction are renovations in a range of sizes. “The combination of new and historic strengthens both,” explains Dorff. She conceived the City Home Cincinnati project to broaden the range of new buyers to the area, particularly young families and older buyers. It has created a new kind of neighborhood in Over-the-Rhine and brought development further west toward Cincinnati’s world-renowned Music Hall and Findlay Market, Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of the city’s most cherished institutions.

The project has received numerous recognitions and awards including: CCDA - Greater Cincinnati’s Most Outstanding Collaborative Effort, 2009; CINCINNATI Magazine’s Best Street Makeover, 2009; URBAN LAND Magazine Publication, Embodying Synergy of Public Private Partnerships, Sept./Oct. 2010; and Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Property Development of the Year Star Award, 2010.

Schickel Design provided all design, planning and architectural services for City Home Cincinnnati and development partners were Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, EBER Development and 3CDC.

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About Schickel Design Company

Schickel Design Company grew out of a rich heritage of inspired design and fine craftsmanship with roots in the landmark architecture of William Schickel I, Architect, who designed more than 150 major buildings in Manhattan and Emil Frei, whose stained glass is found in hundreds of churches throughout the country. William Schickel II carried on these traditions, founding the company in 1948 in a barn studio outside Loveland, Ohio, where he created award-winning architectural and interior designs, furnishings, works of art and stained glass for clients nationwide.

In 2000, after working under his guidance for 27 years, Schickel’s daughter, Martha Schickel Dorff took over management of the company. As an architect registered in the state of Ohio with a BA in Fine Art and a Masters in Architecture, Mrs. Dorff has continued the excellent work begun by her forbears. Notable projects under her leadership include AIA Honor Award winner Cincinnati Children’s Chapel of the Holy Child; Chapel of Mercy in Blue Ash, Ohio; Habitec Columbus; the new headquarters for Little Miami Incorporated in Loveland, Ohio; City Home Cincinnati; and the Main Street installation at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

The company continues to grow in both size and scope, and recently moved from its Loveland location to a 19th century building, which Martha Schickel Dorff redesigned and renovated in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine.

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CONTACT, Martha Schickel Dorff, Schickel Design Company, 124 West 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-721-4000; 513-503-7295
Martha@schickeldesign.com, http://www.schickeldesign.com/

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Washington Park and Pleasant St. Transformed

Nov 7, 2011 5:45:33 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Schickel Design


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City Home Cincinnati - Schickel Design Art & Architecture

Feb 23, 2010 5:02:58 PM / by Chuck Lohre posted in Schickel Design


April 14, 2011 - Schickel Design provides architectural & design work for Commercial Site, Townhomes & Condos Near Washington Park. Free Lunch & Tour Thurs. April 14 11:30 a.m.
|Where: 1401 Race Street at 14th, City Home Phase 1A Commercial Site and Residential Condos, Cincinnati, OH 45202. From the corner of 14th & Race you'll get a bird's eye view of the five story deep Washington Park construction site.
When: Thursday, April 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by April 7 please.
Join us for lunch and an informative presentation about the renovation of two buildings on Race Street near Washington Park and seven new townhomes as part of City Home Phase 2. Martha Schickel Dorff of Schickel Design, architect for all projects, visualized the neighborhood's renaissance in 2004 starting with the Development of her own office building at 124 W. 14th St. Her vision grew with the conception of City Home townhomes and renovations in 2007 on Pleasant Street and continues with the building at 1401 Race St.
The renovation includes expansion of the park from 6 acres to 8 acres and construction of a parking garage beneath it for up to 450 cars. It will transform a pivotal civic space in Over-the-Rhine, creating a green oasis for residents and visitors in the middle of this urban neighborhood. The park is surrounded by some of the city's most prestigious cultural institutions including Music Hall, Memorial Hall and the new K-12, $72 million School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
OTR Chamber Leads Lunch Program sponsored by Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, a division of Lohre & Associates, Inc. Marketing Communications firm at 126A W 14th St., Cin., OH 45202. RSVP for lunch to Chuck Lohre at chuck@lohre.com or call 513-961-1174 by April 7, 2011.

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