Alchemy Architects
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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 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.

Services Provided
Architectural Design

Areas Served
Continental United States

Certifications and Awards
2018 AIA National Small Projects Award, 2017 Residential Architecture Award, 2016 AIA MN Honor Award: Sonoma weeHouse
2012 AIA National Small Projects Award: SPECS Optical Façade
2011 AIA MN Honor Award: Marfa weeHouse
Contact: Geoffrey Warner, AIA
Location: 856 Raymond Ave, Studio G
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Typical Job Costs: $250,000 - 1 million
Alchemy is a full-service architecture firm that works with independent factories and contractors around the continental US to build weeHouses and site-built projects. We are not builders. Prefab structure prices are estimated online (; the best source for site work numbers is a local, licensed general contractor. Each site is unique, each project requires a different set of budget considerations. Please visit our site, specifically the Budget tab, to learn more.
Commented: Who designed this gorgeous container home? Hi Charming! Alchemy Architects designed this– it's a weeHouse! Find out more at or email for more information! Thanks!
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Commented: What is the vertical, exterior siding composed of? Thanks for asking! From our website description: Both structures feature steel frames, 9 ft. tall sliding glass walls set into custom corrugated weathering steel boxes and ipe interiors with oiled oa...
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Commented: Project costs Thanks for asking! You can find more about weeHouse pricing here:
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Commented: Trick view. Because of the cantilever, attached to girders??, ? re "trick"! but per our website description: The prefab house is composed of two minimalist open-sided boxes set on a concrete plinth nestled on the edge of gnarled oaks and an expansive v...
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Commented: Steel sunscreen- great idea! Thanks for asking. Please see Phantom Screens:
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Commented: Fireplace We did not ... will have to check that out. Thanks!
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