NJ American Water Headquarters

Photo Credit: Halkin Mason. Interior Architect: Gensler Philadelphia

1 Water Street, Camden NJ 08102

American Water is the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility company in the US, providing safe, clean, reliable water services to 14 million customers.

Experts in water quality, testing, compliance, and treatment, they develop and implement innovative solutions for communities throughout the United States. Committed to excellence in everything they do, American Water keeps their customers’ lives flowing, engaging with community partners and empowering their employees to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

When American Water decided to move their 700 employees to the Camden Waterfront for their New Jersey Headquarters, they wanted to:

  • Create a space that would represent their commitment to the community
  • Publicize the importance in preserving the world’s greatest resource…water. 

The new five-story, 220,000 square foot, LEED Platinum building features a water reuse system,  four-story water walls, LED lighting and solar shades and 18 water-filling stations. It also contains social spaces, an employee cafeteria, outdoor spaces, conference rooms, and a fitness center. The office was designed to embrace employee collaboration, productivity, and the landscape of the community. This was achieved by embracing the breathtaking views of the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline by creating an office that is nearly transparent. With glass-enclosed offices, the new headquarters allow both employees and residents of Camden to view the Philadelphia cityscape. 


“The workforce is changing. Their needs are changing, and they want to have access to public transportation. They want to be in areas where they can work, play, and stay and we weren’t seeing that as much in the suburbs as we are here in Camden.”  – YIMI KIERMAN SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, AMERICAN WATER


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