ALCHEMY - St. Paul, MN, USA

ALCHEMY - St. Paul, MN, USA

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"Established in 1992 by Geoffrey Warner, Alchemy’s mission is to make stimulating, engaging, and efficient design accessible to a wide audience. Alchemy’s distinctive 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. The team draws inspiration from art, literature, history, and leading creative thinkers to create alternative and atypical project solutions. Alchemy’s innovative weeHouse prefab system and focus on combining ‘barn tech’ with high tech continue to gain award-winning recognition internationally, as well as locally. 

Warner’s design and building of the first weeHouse for a client in 2003 presaged current popular fascination of ‘tiny houses’, industrial tech, and sustainable living. Alchemy’s weeHouse program has developed since 2003 to illustrate progressive thinking about the luxury of less, an architecture of simplicity, and an efficient but celebratory use of materials.” Alchemy


RECOGNITION

Geoffrey C. Warner holds an architecture degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota (1987), and taught Design-Build classes there from 1998 to 1999. He received the Dinkeloo Traveling Fellow Award coupled with a stay at the American Academy in Rome (1989), where he studied the detailing work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. Geoffrey was featured in  2006 shows at the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Museum of Art, and was the sole recipient of the 2007 AIA MN Emerging Talent Awards for Architecture.

AIA Minnesota Honor Award, 2016
AIA National Small Projects Award, 2012
AIA MN Honor Award in Architecture, 2011
AIA National Award in Housing, 2010
AIA MN Honor Award in Architecture, 2010
AIA MN Honor Award in Architecture, 2010
AIA MN Home of the Month, 2009
AIA MN Honor Award in Architecture, 2008
AIA MN Emerging Talent Award, 2006
AIA MN Honor Award in Architecture, 2006


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