Acton Ostry Architects

Located in the UBC Point Grey campus athletic precinct, the National Soccer Development Centre is the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club; the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s and Women’s Varsity soccer teams; and the Canadian Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams' West Coast base. The state-of-the-art Whitecaps training facility includes a fitness centre, hydrotherapy pool, locker room, players' dining room and lounge, media room, administrative offices, and five playfields—three grass and two artificial turf. The UBC and community component houses change rooms, a therapy room, multipurpose space, administration offices and concession stand. The project is a collaboration of Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects and Acton Ostry Architects.


National Soccer Development Centre


Vancouver, BC


Vancouver Whitecaps FC, The University of British Columbia




3,250 m2




LEED Gold certified

training facility.

training facility

Our new home at the University of British Columbia is the next major step in the evolution of soccer in our city and country. This is a game-changer for our club with respect to recruiting and developing players, coaches and staff.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

training facility and grass playfield.

training facility and grass playfield

training facility and grass playfield.

training facility and grass playfield

ramp to practice field.

ramp to practice field

observation bleachers.

observation bleachers

training facility and play field.

training facility and play field

UBC Thunderbirds.

UBC Thunderbirds

Whitecaps FC fitness centre.

Whitecaps FC fitness centre

Whitecaps FC administration.

Whitecaps FC administration

Whitecaps FC locker room.

Whitecaps FC locker room

Whitecaps FC dining hall.

Whitecaps FC dining hall

Whitecaps FC lounge.

Whitecaps FC lounge

boot rack.

boot rack

With the National Soccer Development Centre we are able to increase the capacity of fields for all of our user groups, whether they are UBC varsity, student intramurals or community soccer. We are extremely pleased with the efficiency of the spaces and the way the facility integrates multiple uses.

UBC Athletics & Recreation