Reinventing the Suburban Campus
Francis Cauffman completed the first phase of the Almac Group’s new North American headquarters. Inspired by the company’s Irish roots, the design team has taken elements from North American and European office cultures and combined them into one building.
The result is not a typical office park: it’s an open and transparent headquarters in a suburban setting that consolidates the Almac Group’s North American businesses in one location.
The first of several phases provides 240,000-sf of space in two buildings: a 165,000-sf clinical packaging and production facility and warehouse and a 75,000-sf corporate office building. These facilities house two of Almac’s five divisions: the Clinical Technologies and Clinical Services divisions, which will share corporate resources.
The design team created a very open building that lets in natural light and provides large expansive views to all employees. “We wanted the building to resemble Almac’s properties in Ireland where its global headquarters are based. It was also important to give employees a strong visual connection and continuous access to the outdoors,” said Richard Beck, Design Principal at Francis Cauffman.