We received one of our nicest compliments recently when we were asked by another architect to help him with his new beach cottage. Terry D. Steelman, FAIA Design Principal for Ballinger Architects of Philadelphia, brought us his sketches and schematic design for a family home on Bald Head. Terry is a nationally acclaimed designer whose expertise is concentrated in larger scale corporate and institutional projects. He wanted someone with coastal experience, wood framing expertise and an eye for design to provide advice and working drawings for the project. After talking to several people on the island and identifying the designer of different projects on the island, he chose our office for the work. The final design makes the maximum use of the available buildable area on the lot and provides a water view from the third floor deck on top of the screen porch tower.