In 2016, Sally and Daniel set up Cover Storey as a design Practice, placing relationships at the heart of their approach to projects. The raison d'être for the Practice was then a desire to develop a creative environment where those relationships and their inherent benefits would come together to enhance those parts of the environment that we are privileged to have the opportunity to influence.
Cover Storey is a friendly, busy design and relationships led architectural practice, based in Havant, Hampshire, close to the Sussex border. Our studio environment is one of openness, mutual support and nurture.
Our ethos centres on collaborative design, client-centred development and innovation. At our Studio's core, our aims are simple – We seek to engage and excite our clients, collaborators and stakeholders, ensuring that our architecture enhances the environment and the lives of all who interact with our schemes.
We believe fundamentally that you, our Client, know your own mind and aspirations and that you are perfectly able to design your perfect solution. Our role is simply to piece together those ideas with you and allow the design solution to develop . . . we listen and love to see your reactions as your scheme develops through the stages from that initial meeting to moving in.
We specialise in architecture, interior design and the delivery of bespoke and personalised project solutions. Our current portfolio includes projects within such diverse sectors as bespoke homes and home adaptations, school buildings, masterplanning, commercial development and mixed use schemes.
Where do we work? We have designed schemes as far away as Cumbria and are happy to travel for our Clients. Our core projects tend to be a little closer; Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Greater London. If you think we might fit with you, we'd love to talk.
The 'Cover Storey Way' centres on client engagement and collaborative design, with elegant and innovative solutions at our studio’s core. Our aim is simple –we strive to make the journey an enjoyable one. We seek to include and excite our clients, collaborators and stakeholders, demanding that our architecture enhances the environment and the lives of all who interact with it. Our open environment, expressed by our single space studio, ensures that our projects receive... read more »
Architectural design is about talking, listening and asking good questions; it is the art of discovering the building which your client and your brief describe; it should be about careful custodianship of the environment around us and a driving desire to improve our collective experience of the world around us. We believe passionately in the voice, opinion, talent and ability of the individual and in creating a nurturing environment where we can all explore... read more »
As a small Practice, we are well placed to offer a wide range of opportunity and experience for anyone who is keen to learn or grow their own knowledge base further. Collective learning and teamwork are at our heart and we maintain a flexible approach in all that we do. We are always keen to meet new people and so if you think we might be right for your next step, why not pop in... read more »