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

Book Review: The Architecture of Engagement – A Human-Centered Approach to Sustainable Design

Written by Jim Taggart– Abacus Editions (2019)  This book provides an important insight into this emerging model of social... Read More

Book Review: Canadian Modern Architecture

Edited by Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey – Princeton Architectural Press (2019)  This anthology comprises the contributions of seventeen... Read More

Book Review – Compression

Author: Steven Holl (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)  Compression of human habitat should be a concern of all global citizens... Read More

Book Review: New Investigations in Collective Form – The Open Workshop

Edited by Neeraj Bhatia – Actar Publishers/CCA Architecture Books (2019)  More than fifty years have passed since the publication of... Read More

Book Review – An Architect’s Guide to Construction: Enduring Ways in the Age of Immediacy

Author: Brian Palmquist (self-published, 2nd ed., 2019) Much has changed in design and construction since the first edition of an... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Form + Code

“Elegant as an algorithm, clear as a program, and as enthralling as a video game, Form+Code is a powerful tool, both as a... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Extreme Architecture – Building for Challenging Environments

 “The fascination of architecture in extreme environments is that it is so demanding technically, yet offers so much potential… the... Read More

From the Stacks: The Ethical Architect – The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice

“Architects live and work today in a functioning but weakened profession that lacks a dominant design ethic. An opportunity to... Read More

Book Review: Design Process in Architecture – From Concept to Completion

Author: Geoffrey Makstutis (Laurence King Publishing, 2018)  This book will be particularly useful for those who are considering – or... Read More