Firm Philosophy

We make architecture that inspires, melding the particularities of site, the interplay of space and utility, the potential of light and form, and a rigorous attention to detail. Our design work is ordered by a systematic search for and evaluation of alternatives in an ongoing dialogue with our clients, whom we think of as equal collaborators. This inclusive process creates designs in which playful, provocative ideas take form; the result is buildings of enduring quality that advance the vision of their users while enhancing daily life.

Our Firm

Meeks, Coates + Eaton Architects was established in January of 1991, with a major emphasis on providing professional architectural, interior design and planning services to a diverse clientele. Our practice includes institutional, commercial, and residential projects for clients ranging in size from large institutions to individuals. Projects include new buildings, expansions, and remodeling of existing buildings. We often work with commercial and institutional clients over long periods of time as the clients’ needs change and their buildings grow and evolve.


Meeks, Coates + Eaton Architects provides a full range of Architectural, Planning and Landscape Architectural Services including site planning and design, masterplanning, facility programming, architectural design, landscape design, interior design, construction documents and specifications, construction contract administration, and value engineering. We have a background and understanding of building codes, regulatory requirements and high technology buildings.

our approach

Our goal is to design sustainable buildings and spaces in harmony with the natural environment and which support and delight the people who use and experience them. We work with forms, shapes, light, color, texture, views, focus, and spatial organization to achieve this. We approach each project and the unique conditions of a site for an appropriate design solution which responds to the requirements of that situation. We design within the context of the local building traditions and community.