Alchemy Architects ’ mission is to make stimulating, engaging, and efficient design accessible and affordable for a wide audience.
Our distinct hands-on approach to architecture and design combines a playful design process, collaborative relationships with clients,
and partnerships with builders and fabricators, to create a harmonious blend of site, building, and community. With sustainable practices as a mainstay of our daily work, Alchemy Architects utilizes recycling and reuse along with building strategies that reduce waste. Our multidisciplinary team draws inspiration from art, literature, history, and leading creative thinkers to create alternative and atypical project solutions. Alchemy’s innovative weeHouse system and “barn-tech” sensibility have gained international recognition and offer a new way to deliver design. The Alchemy Architects studio is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.
Geoffrey Warner, AIA
Geoffrey C. Warner is the principal architect and owner of Alchemy. His formal education came from the University of Minnesota where he continues to teach and mentor.
Back in 1989, a general impatience with business-as-usual led him to quit his day job as an architect to get real, hands-on building experience. Since then, he has designed (and constructed) buildings, furnishings, lighting—even kite boards—in a wide range of materials using hand, machine, and CAD-based processes of art and industry, maximizing the impact of modest budgets through creative construction technologies.
He currently lives in the Linden Hills weeHouse with his family after years of living in eclectic, self-renovated bungalows. He leads Alchemy with a spirit of adventure, discovery, and collaboration. Each project, regardless of size or intent, is a ‘best project’ for architecture and art.
LOCATION: Saint Paul, Minnesota
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