Elements of Pure Alchemy Design

The PureAlchemy Design approach is the most significant difference between our process and the format other design firms may use. We design with the human experience in mind, optimizing and refining our plans for productivity, wellness, and well-being for everyone who interacts with the space, in-person and virtually. 

The alchemy of these six elements creates our uniquely dynamic spaces all with a sustainable core. All the elements are interdependent and work in synergy with one another making them a living practice to achieve the ideal environment. They include:

Work and Retail Space Lighting

Studies indicate that a well-lit workplace is essential for optimizing performance. In fact, over the last two decades, science has reliably demonstrated that light has a positive impact on health and wellbeing no matter your industry. It can be a complex formula to find the right balance of direct, indirect, and task lighting to find the perfect balance for your space and desired functionality.

Office Layout

Employees require workplace solutions that facilitate the flow of information and ideas. By making smart design choices about open floor plans, collaborative locations, and individual employee’s spaces, we can increase both productivity and communication. The right office layout will also have a balance in work type options that employees can utilize as needed in the process of their workday.

Daylight & Nature

Use of daylight in an office helps people regulate circadian rhythms which is a natural way to reduce stress during the workday. We also naturally boost mood and energy by maximizing employee exposure to daylight. When daylight is challenged by the structure of the space, daylight can be simulated (to a degree) with the appropriate color fixtures in the space.

Activity & Ergonomics

Workplaces that are designed for and around people are more likely to be comfortable, flexible, and support productivity over time. By modifying our work environment, we are able to make crucial changes for the health of our employees. Crafting a space that encourages movement and change in body positioning throughout the day naturally supports the health of those occupying the space.

Visual Interest

Humans are complex and a bland homogenous environment hinders creativity, productivity, and health. Studies show that color influence people universally, making the addition of color to a space the ideal visual enhancement for maximum performance. For some timely color inspiration, check out Sherwin-Williams’ newly issued Colormix Forecast 2023.


Excess noise has been repeatedly tied to reduced cognitive performance. If your office space is experiencing negative acoustic effects, it may be time to consider altering the sound environment of your workplace.

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PureAlchemy Design transforms ordinary spaces into inspiring workspaces and branded environments. We seek to elevate employee well-being and help foster healthy workplace relationships through intentional design choices that consider, first and foremost, the human experience. Call using the number below or get in touch with the online form.

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