Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review: Derrida for Architects

Even the most prosaic oppositions of architecture can be cast in terms that indicate something is really at stake. This is Derrida for... Read More

Book Review – The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design

As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and... Read More

Book Review: Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square... Read More

Book Review – Bing Thom Works

“As the author himself states, this is not the typical architect’s monograph. For the book, Bing Thom has selected a... Read More

Book Review – Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life

This full biography of Erickson, who died in 2009 at age eighty-four, traces his life from its modest origins to his emergence on the... Read More

Book Review: Pools – Aquatic Architecture: Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Vancouver is globally acclaimed for its advanced architecture and urbanism, and Hughes Condon Marler Architects is one of its most... Read More

Book Review: BattersbyHowat

BattersbyHowat have been focused on an integrative approach to design, looking beyond the confines of architecture. This... Read More

Book Review – Blue Sky Living: The Architecture of Helliwell + Smith

There is a singular, sinuous line of fine houses shaped by Kim Smith and Bo Helliwell through some of North America’s most dramatic... Read More