Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review From the Stacks – More Mobile: Portable Architecture for Today

Editor: Jennifer Siegal (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) More Mobile is the little book that roared. About the size of a stack of... Read More

Book Reviews From The Stacks – Snøhetta Works

Editors: Snøhetta (Lars Müller Publishing – 2009) These projects and descriptions together have been selected to show the wide... Read More

Notes from Holland

As an architect on vacation, one does not travel merely to escape the ennui of change orders and field reviews. Time spent abroad in... Read More

Book Review: Downs House II

Edited by Christopher Macdonald, ORO Editions (2016)  “Against the varied and positive nature of the houses depicted in this... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – The Miller|Hull Partnership: Public Works

“The Miller|Hull Partnership’s energy-conscious designs, love of local materials, and structural expressiveness helped define the... Read More

Book Review – Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival

“Since 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are... Read More

Places – Public Architecture: HCMA Architecture + Design

“This book provides a primer for architectural practitioners and the public alike; a portfolio of projects completed by a firm that... Read More

Book Review – Slow Manifesto | Lebbeus Woods Blog

Edited by Clare Jacobson, Princeton Architectural Press (2015)  “The purposes of this website are several – to provide access to my... Read More

Book Review: House Shumiatcher

Written by Leslie Van Duzer, UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series (ORO Editions, 2015) This is the story of a house, designed by... Read More