MEA Architects are a Bristol based architecture practice providing a friendly and reliable service in the residential, education and commercial sectors.


We have a key focus on creating socially and environmentally sustainable design solutions, with the aim to provide adaptable, accessible, inclusive and flexible environments for the user of the building.


The context of a site is a fundamental design consideration which we aim never to see as a constraint, rather as a chance to provide a creative design solution, with the outcome being a building which responds to its setting.


Projects can require working at different paces and we have the flexibility to enable delivery of a project at a pace that suits the client’s project timescale.


Over the years we have built up good working relationships with other consultants including planning consultants, arboriculturists, energy consultants, ecologists and structural engineers and can point you in the direction of the consultants required for your project.​


As a small practice we foster a collaborative, creative and supportive work environment, enabling us to draw on the key strengths of each member to help bring our clients visions to fruition.


Please get in touch to discuss how we can help realise your project.

Joe Edwards


BA, MArch, PGDip (ARB)

Joe is a director and co-founder of MEA Architects. He grew up in Bristol and was educated at the University of Portsmouth and the University of the West of England. He and Rose both completed their Part 3 while working at Graham Rivers Architects.


He has worked for several practices in the South West including David Kent Architects, Collier Reading Architects, Della Valle Architects and most recently Graham Rivers Architects. He has years of experience in the education, residential and commercial sector.


Prior to forming MEA Architects with Rose he was also working as a free-lance architect in his spare time carrying out small domestic projects in Bristol and North Somerset.

Joe’s interests outside of the architecture world involve photography and travel, football, fitness and hiking. Joe recently completed the Three Peak’s challenge raising money for Alzheimer’s and Cancer Research.

Rose Moreton


BSc, MArch, PGDip (ARB)

Rose is a director and co-founder of MEA Architects. She grew up in York and studied Architecture and Environmental Design in Sheffield before relocating to Bristol in 2013 to study a Master of Architecture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice, obtaining a first-class degree and dual distinction in her studies.


She worked at Smith Smalley Architects and subsequently Graham Rivers Architects where she met Joe. At the practice they developed a broad range of experience in residential, education and commercial projects of varying sizes.


Rose specialises in sustainable architecture and enjoys projects that are well considered, ethical and community focused.

Outside of work Rose enjoys the theatre, music and being out in nature, whether it’s a walk in the countryside or traveling to far-flung parts of the world.