Sean Ruthen is a Metro Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review: Modern Heritage – Reuse, Renovation, Restoration

Edited by Ana Tostões, Docomomo International & Birkhäuser Publishers, 2022 Modernism was the defining architectural expression of... Read More

Book Review: Architecture of Normal – The Colonization of the American Landscape

Written by Daniel Kaven, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2022 In the weeks leading up to my 40th birthday, I took an epic road trip. I drove east... Read More

Book Review: 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

Written by Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro, Rizzoli Books, 2021 This book presents the work and imaginings of this iconic... Read More

Book Review: The Women Who Changed Architecture

Foreword by Beverly Willis, Introduction by Amale Andraos, Edited by Jan Cigliano Hartman, Princeton Architectural Press, 2022  The... Read More

Book Review: The Stahl House – Case Study House #22

Written by Shari Stahl Gronwald, Bruce Stahl, and Kim Cross, Chronicle Books (2021) Considered one of the most iconic and recognizable... Read More

Book Review: 250 Things an Architect Should Know

Author: Michael Sorkin (Princeton Architectural Press, 2021) Equal parts poetic, practical, playful, and wise, Two Hundred and Fifty... Read More

Book Review: Cuban Modernism – Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970

Authors: Victor Deupi & Jean-Francois Lejeune (Birkhäuser, 2021) In the 20th century, modern architecture thrived in Cuba and a... Read More

Book Review: Canadian Architecture

Written by Leslie Jen, Figure 1 Publishing (2021) What is Canadian architecture? The question has often been posed, with no single... Read More

Book Review | Growing Up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes

Written by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (Birkhäuser Publishing, 2021) Publishing these stories allows both architects and those... Read More

Book Review: Patented – 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi, Phaidon Press, 2021  From patents that have gone on to become world famous design classics to everyday, anonymous... Read More