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

From the Stacks: The Ethical Architect – The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice

“Architects live and work today in a functioning but weakened profession that lacks a dominant design ethic. An opportunity to... Read More

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