Barr Labs, Teva Pharmaceuticals
About this Project
In the Northern part of Bergen County NJ, on 17 acres in the prestigious and affluent Borough of Montvale, is the world headquarters of Barr Laboratories Inc. Barr Laboratories develops, manufactures, and markets generic pharmaceuticals. The company, a subsidiary of TEVA branded pharmaceutical products, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Barr Labs was founded in 1970 by Edin Cohen and purchased by TEVA in 2009. From humble beginnings, the technological advances in medicine have made Barr Labs a successful venture with total revenues of $2.5 billion in 2007. The company employs over 2000 throughout its various locations.
The facility in Montvale is over 142,000 sq feet and features a glazed structure serving as the cafeteria and employee break area. The sunny structure looks out over a park-like acre. The glazed sunroom gives staff a pleasant break, lunch, and meeting area. The built-in accessory tracks allow lighting to be hung at any place along with the framework without drilling extra holes. The structure itself is over 45′ across, with 14 glass bays. It projects away from the building almost 30′ and exits into the outside park area. The room also features Comfort Glide shades to help regulate the room temperature and natural daylight.