Key Projects:

¬  Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre

¬  Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre

¬  Armadale Aquatic and Fitness Centre

¬  Claremont Aquatic Centre

¬  Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

¬  Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre

¬  Bold Park Aquatic Centre

¬  Harrisdale Sports Community Centre

¬  Piara Waters Sports Community Centre

¬  Bilgoman Pool Re-development

¬  Fremantle Aquatic Aquatic Re-development

¬  St. Hildas School Aquatic Centre

¬  Albany Aquatic and Leisure Centre

¬  Balga Aquatic and Leisure Centre

¬  Burswood Crown Pool Refurbishment

¬  Leschenault Aquatic and Recreation Centre

¬  Katoomba Aquatic and Recreation Centre

¬  Ryde Park (Sydney 2000) Water-polo Centre

¬  Choa Chu Kang Singapore Sports Centre

¬  Esperance Aquatic Centre

¬  Altone Park Multi-Purpose Centre 

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Registered Architect - 1017

Primary Client Contact; Design Support;

Project Administrator; QA

Kim S. Donovan

Director    |    Architect

Having completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Curtin University in 1977, Kim gained a sound grounding in general architectural design and practise while working in a variety of professional firms and fields before forming Donovan Payne Architects in 1997 with fellow founding Partner, Carl Payne. At that time, they had a combined Architectural experience of 44 years.

Kim now has over 43 years of architectural and professional expertise in his own right. Over that time, he has developed a particular interest and expertise in the design of community recreational and sporting facilities, particularly, aquatic centres. At Donovan Payne, Kim has been at the forefront of defining of the 'Modern Aquatic Centre' – recognizing and addressing changing social conditions and leisure trends, driving innovation in the provision of architectural amenities and technologies and implementing sustainable environmental practice in the form of energy efficient design; of building fabric, geothermal, heat pumps and solar heating systems.

Over the course of his career and particularly, in practice with Donovan Payne Architects, Kim has authored an extensive portfolio of commercial, private and public sector works, delivering projects throughout metropolitan Perth, regional and remote Western Australia and nationally. A significant success for Kim came in 1998 when DPA were chosen to design the Water Polo Venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The only firm from WA to receive an Olympic commission. 

Outside of Architecture, Kim takes great interest in bushwalking, gardening, family, painting and art history.


Bachelor of Architecture