Doug Wournell | Vancouver

Doug brings over 20 years of architectural experience exclusively in the realm of sport and recreation architecture. He is considered a leading expert in his field in Canada, having completed work on over 235 projects. His work includes programming, costing, schematic design, detailed design, contract documents, tendering, construction review, and contract administration for stadiums, fieldhouses, ice rinks, gymnasiums, sport medicine centres, recreation centres, gymnastic centres, sport parks, aquatic centres, and sports field support facilities. By virtue of his exclusivity to sport and recreation architecture, every new project Doug takes on builds on his experience from previous projects. It is the integration of this specialized experience that distinguishes his design solutions.
Doug spent 10 years competing internationally for the national track & field team, and has participated in a wide variety of sports, including ice hockey, basketball, tennis, squash, baseball, and football. Competing at the top level of sport also meant that Doug has had extensive interaction with sport medicine. He understands the interaction between recreational and high level athletes and the healthcare infrastructure and how to integrate portions of that infrastructure in the sport and recreation facility for better outcomes. The combination of Doug’s sport background and his professional experience allows Doug to move comfortably between the boardroom and the locker room. This enables him to work with all project Stakeholders to create facilities that meet the needs of the sport and the parameters of the project scope and budget.
Doug’s experienced participation on projects leads to the creation of long-term successful solutions that provide innovative and functional sport and recreation facilities. Doug also has experience in LEED® design and Green Design principles, and when these principles can or cannot be reasonably introduced into a facility’s design.