COMPANY PROFILE: History of Firm

Daniel Frederick Architects, LLC was established in 1994.

Philosophy of firm.

We are a full service architectural firm offering services ranging from initial design concept sketches through detailed construction documents. Our design expertise also includes master planning and building assessments. Construction administration is a particular strength due to the Principal’s life-long exposure to the construction industry. Currently our work consists of approximately 25% residential and 75% commercial work including successful niches serving municipal, lakefront residential and historic renovation clients. Nearly 90% of our work involves referrals and repeat clients. We have intentionally remained a small-sized firm to assure that the principal is involved in all aspects of each project. We select only those projects that we feel our office is best suited to professionally fulfill our client’s expectations while creating high quality architecture based on sound economic value, sustainable principals, and design excellence.

Organization chart

Daniel J. Frederick, AIA, Principal Architect and Owner
Timothy P. Roberts, Graduate Intern Architect
Tina A. Frederick, CPA, Office Manager

Locationof Office

The Hubbard House, 134 East Adams Street, Sandusky, OH 44870

Software Used

AutoCad Architecture 2024 is used to create design and construction documents. The office also utilizes Quickbooks Pro, Microsoft’s Excel and Word software to handle the scheduling, cost control, and accounting functions of the firm.

Our office remains committed to the artistic and creative process of expressing our design concepts using hand drawn sketches, perspectives, color renderings and models.

Principal's Involvement

The firm’s representative throughout this project will be the principal, Daniel Frederick, AIA. The principal will be responsible for all client contact and all interaction at public meetings. The principal will have direct control and supervision of the design process and will oversee and review the production of construction drawings by Timothy Roberts. All interaction with professional consultants will be through the principal. All construction contract administration for this project including bid procedure interpretations and on-site construction investigations will be the responsibility of the principal. All documents related to construction contract administration shall be coordinated by Tina Frederick, CPA.

Resume of Key Personnel

Daniel J. Frederick AIA, Principal


  • Edison High School, Class of 1983
  • Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science 1988
  • Miami University, Master of Architecture 1991
  • State of Ohio, Registered Architect 1993
  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 2000

Professional Experience and Memberships

  • Bohm-NBBJ Architects, Columbus 1988-89
  • Design Group, Inc. Architects, Columbus 1990-91
  • Charles M. Effinger, Architect, Norwalk 1991-94
  • Daniel Frederick Architects LLC, 1994-present
  • Chairman, Village of Milan Board of Zoning Appeals, 1998-2023
  • Member, American Institute of Architects 1993-present
  • Member, Building Officials and Code Administrators 1993-2023
  • Elected Official, Milan Township Board of Trustees, 2012-2023

Timothy P. Roberts, Graduate Intern Architect


  • Edison High School, Class of 1994
  • Ohio State University, Bachelor of Architecture 1999
  • Miami University, Master of Architecture 2001

Professional Experience

  • NBBJ Architects, Columbus 1999 (Internship)
  • Lorenz & Williams Architects, Dayton 2000 (Internship)
  • BHDP Architecture, Cincinnati 2003-04
  • Daniel Frederick Architects, LLC, 2004-present
  • As an “intern” architect, State of Ohio registration is in progress

Tina A. Frederick, CPA - Office Manager


  • Edison High School, Class of 1982
  • Bowling Green State University, BS in Business Administration 1986
  • State of Ohio, Certified Public Accountant, 1989

Professional Experience

  • Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, Toledo, Tax Accountant 1986-1987
  • Deloitte & Touche, Columbus, Senior Tax Accountant 1988-1991
  • Cedar Fair, LP, Sandusky, Corporate Tax Director 1991-2004
  • Daniel Frederick Architects, LLC, Business Manager 1994-present


Our office has maintained a “team” approach to delivering design services with the following consultants, each of which we have been successfully collaborating with for several years:

David R. Bickley, P.E.


  • Edison High School, Class of 1982
  • University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (including Co-op Program) 1987

Professional Experience

  • Lantz Jones Nebraska, Consulting Structural Engineers 1987-1994
  • David R. Bickley, P.E., Consulting Structural Engineer 1994-present

Professional engineering consultant since 1992, 18 states total.

Contractors Design Engineering, Alexander B. Etchill, P.E., P.S.


  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 2002

Professional Experience

  • John Hancock & Associates, Engineers and Surveyors
  • Contractors Design Engineering

Civil engineering consultant since 2016.

Integrated Construction Consultants LLC, Larry Noble PE


  • Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Professional Experience

  • State of Ohio, Registered Profession Mechanical Engineer since 1974
  • Clients include University of Akron, Marion Steele High School, Firelands Local
  • Schools, South Central Local Schools, Oberlin College, Danbury Local Schools

Consulting Mechanical Engineers since 2001.

Scott Melching, RA, LEED


  • Miami University, Bachelor of Architecture 2001
  • Pratt Institute, Master of Architecture 2003

Professional Experience

  • Daniel Frederick Architects, LLC, 1999—2000
  • FX FOWLE Architects, New York 2006-present

Sustainability And Green Design Consultant Since 2010.

Traditional Architectureand Historic Preservation

Traditional architecture and historic preservation has been a professional interest of mine since being the subject of my Miami University Master of Architecture thesis study entitled Keeping the Lights, Historic Preservation Among the Lighthouses of the Lake Erie Islands Region. Since, traditional architectural design has developed into a professional practice strength demonstrated by several of the projects listed in this report. Therefore, I would look forward to studying a design solution that meets historic preservation and restoration design goals while providing the latest architectural technology and design efficiency, including handicapped accessibility and sustainability. The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) is a federally funded program administered by the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC). The purpose of the program is to provide funding to undertake an architectural assessment survey involving a preservation architect to identify and describe the problems that affect the preservation of historic buildings. These recommendations are based on the assessor’s knowledge and experience regarding the proper application of accepted historic preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation standards including those outlined by the Secretary of the Interior and recognized by the State of Ohio Historic Preservation Office. I have been recognized as a Federally-approved preservation architect since 1994. Examples of CAP assessments include the following projects:

  • The Hower House, University of Akron
  • Milan Historical Museum and Edison’s Birthplace, Milan
  • Orr Mansion for Logan County Historical Society, Bellefontaine
  • Merry-Go-Round Museum in Old United States Post Office, Sandusky
  • Shadybrook House for the Lake County Historical Society, Mentor
  • Farmington House for the Louisville KY Historic Homes Foundation
  • Springdale Manor for the University of Tiffin
  • Wakefield Harborview Home for the Great Lakes Historical Society, Vermilion
  • McGuffey House and Museum, Miami University, Oxford
  • Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • American Museum of Magic, Marshall, Michigan
Miami University University of Akron

Relationships with Zoningand Building Officials

My office has earned the professional respect and enjoys positive relationships with the local zoning and building departments in our area. Please feel free to contact the following area Building Officials who have been responsible for reviewing our work including:

  • Scott Thom, Chief Building Official, City of Sandusky Building Department 419.627.5940
  • John Zimmerman, Zoning and Building Official, Huron Township Building Dept 419.433.2755
  • Steve Risser, Chief Building Official, Richland County Building Department 419.774.5517
  • Brian Rospert and Tyson Metz, Village of Milan Zoning and Building Dept 419.499.2944

Note Principal’s experience as Chair of Village of Milan Board of Zoning Appeals from 1998 - 2023.

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