Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review: City Builder – The Architecture of James KM Cheng

Edited by Trevor Boddy, The Images Publishing Group (2017)  One cannot understand the architecture and urban design produced by JKMCA... Read More

Book Review – People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

Written by Annie Matan & Peter Newman, (Island Press, 2016) Over the last 50 years, Jan Gehl has changed the way we think about... Read More

Book Review: Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585

Edited by Todd Gannon (Applied Research & Design Publishing, 2016) No. 9 – Source Books in Architecture Eric Owen Moss... Read More

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