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 and push our 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. Every project is an opportunity and whatever the apparent constraints, each scheme has the opportunity to enthral, however grandly or modestly.

All that comes together as a focused desire to make a difference and to allow our clients to enjoy their engagement in architecture and to love the end results long into the future.

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 FRSA
  • Sally Stroud

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

    Sally Stroud

    Practice Manager
  • 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

    BA (Hons) MArch
  • Simon

    In his spare time, Simon is a keen houseplant enthusiast and enjoys adding new plants to his ever growing collection. He also enjoys travelling and has a long list of dream destinations that he would love to visit.


    BA (Hons) MArch
  • Could this be you?

    I'm looking for my next step; somewhere to expand my knowledge and experience, somewhere to be part of a team, a place where I can get involved across the work stages

    Could this be you?

    Architectural Assistant
  • Olive

    Olive carries on the role of pastoral care and is working hard on improving her focus and ability not to be distracted by squirrels


    Biscuit Manager