Sean Ruthen is a Vancouver-based architect and writer.

Book Review From The Stacks – Learning From Japan: Single Story Urbanism

“SANAA’s work does not introduce order as do those mid-century architectures to which it is routinely compared; rather it imposes a... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver

     “To observe the city’s architecture is to enter into the optimistic vision of its planners and designers and so to engage in... Read More

Book Review: Local Architecture – Building Place, Craft, and Community

Sited at the LaHave River estuary on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, where Samuel de Champlain made his first landfall in the new world... Read More

Book Review: Design School Wisdom

Design School Wisdom was born out of a desire to share the wisdom of design instructors with designers everywhere – students just... Read More

Book Reviews From the Stacks – Le Corbusier: Homme de Lettres

“Known for his modern architecture, numbering fewer than sixty buildings, Charles Edouard Jeanneret/Le Corbusier (1887-1965... Read More

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