Based in Northern Ireland, Almac Group recently began the first phase of its new North American headquarters in Philadelphia. Francis Cauffman leads the Building Team, planning 240,000 sf of space in two buildings: one, a 165,000-sf clinical packaging and production facility; the other, a 75,000-sf warehouse. The team decided to marry American and European themes throughout the design. Interior workspaces are open to promote a more egalitarian atmosphere, while a glass curtain wall lets natural light seep inside. Other materials, such as brick, zinc panels, and mullions, evoke Almac’s European properties.