Dancewave is a Brooklyn based dance organization that serves young people from the community with various creative programs. As part of the Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence program, Studio Joseph is renovating the first floor of a free-standing building to include entry, gathering areas, changing rooms and two large dance studios that can be combined to create a performance area.

The project is conceived in a palette of natural wood,black and white while featuring a mirrored wall with a large graphic overlay. Technical requirements for acoustical properties, lighting and a dance floor are all incorporated as part of a fresh, modern architectural vocabulary.