(02) 6273 1003 Unit 2, Level 1 24 Thesiger Court Deakin ACT 2600

Kim Harvey School of Dance

  • Year


  • Client

    Kim Harvey School of Dance

  • Location

    Dickson, ACT

  • Ngunnawal Country

In 2012 Kim Harvey School of Dance approached CK Architecture to design a purpose-built dance school. The design of this 3-storey community asset encompassed a basement carpark, dance studios with administration facilities and amenities all located around a courtyard.

The dramatic form commands attention with powerful precast concrete, charcoal cladding and lantern windows that illuminate in the evening to welcome dancers through emotive lighting and rhythmic glazing. 

In the studios, you feel the rhythm of the vertical timber that lines the walls leading to the powerful and emotive artwork at the stair by Geoff Farquhar-Still. The specialised dance studios are designed to allow for the Royal Academy of Dance examinations to be conducted as well as specific tap, theatre and classical ballet studios.

In 2016 the project was awarded the The Pamille Berg Award for Art in Architecture by The Australian Institute of Architects