Aristotle said "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts".

The foundation stone of Cover Storey Architects could easily be that single statement. We believe passionately in the voice, opinion, talent and ability of the individual and in creating a nurturing environment where we can all explore and push those boundaries. However, universally we embrace the knowledge that whilst we all have much to contribute as discrete 'parts', it is the combined efforts of our 'whole', through design dialogue and rigorous examination, which allow us to truly exceed expectation.

Please feel free to read a little about the individuals who come together to make our whole:


  • Daniel Stroud

    Since qualifying as an architect in 1994, Daniel has acquired an impressive scope of expertise through working in private practices in Guildford and Chichester. With considerable experience in the education, leisure, bespoke private housing, masterplanning and commercial sectors, design and build, traditional and partnering procurement, Daniel set up Cover Storey in 2016, seizing the opportunity to create a practice that reflects his relationship-led approach to people, projects and life.

    Daniel Stroud

    BA (Hons) Dip.Arch RIBA
  • Julie Barnes

    Julie developed her considerable skills as a design architect whilst working for London Practices including 12 years at Alan Camp Architects. Julie joined Daniel at Cover Storey in the early summer of 2016 and is central to the realisation of Cover Storey's aspirations to produce elegant and sensitive solutions to our Clients' design conundrums.

    Julie Barnes

    BA Hons Dip. Arch ARB
  • Sally Stroud

    Sally has extensive experience, working in both the public and private sectors. At Cover Storey, she manages all aspects of the practice's administration and social media.

    Sally Stroud

    Practice Manager
  • Loopy

    Specialising in interior furnishings product testing, landscape investigations and pest control, Loopy also provides pastoral care to the team.


  • Ryan Nolan

    To become a qualified Architect is Ryan’s childhood ambition. In his spare time he enjoys attending concerts and travelling with his partner. His most memorable trip was two weeks sailing in the Cyclades Islands in Greece

    Ryan Nolan

  • Simon

    Simon joined us earlier this year and can't wait to have his actual picture on the website!