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

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

Book Review: The Language of Cities

Author: Deyan Sudjic (Penguin Press, 2016)  The early moderns did all they could to find ways of controlling the uncontrollable city... Read More

Book Review – Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

Author: Weiss/Manfredi– Princeton Architectural Press (2018) In considering the evolution of ecological, urban, and social... Read More

Acton Ostry Architects: 25 Years Young

While an architecture student at UBC in 1998, our class was asked to go out around Vancouver and photograph examples of ‘weather... Read More

Book Review: Smith House II

The design of a house is for me a resolution between the needs of a family and the demands of a site. The relationship between... Read More

Book Review – Preston Scott Cohen | Taiyuan Museum of Art

Edited by Benjamin Wilke – No. 11 Source Books in Architecture (Applied Research & Design 2017) Preston Scott Cohen has built a... Read More

The Architecture of Michelangelo Antonioni

In the history of modern cinema, the relationship between architecture and human drama has only been fully exploited by a few... Read More