The Almac Group’s North American Headquarters
The Almac Group
Souderton, PA / 240,000 square feet
For its new North American headquarters, the Almac Group balanced the needs of its U.S. employees and the company’s Irish founders. The design team took elements from North American and European office cultures and combined them in one building. As in Europe, the building has a narrow footprint with natural light penetrating deep into the interior. The result is not a typical office park: it’s an open and transparent headquarters with a custom-designed curtain wall that adds visual interest. Francis Cauffman also incorporated European and American styles in the workspaces: desks are closer together, saving energy costs, and about 95% of employees have views of the outdoors.