Sean Ruthen is a senior project architect at Stantec in Vancouver. Originally from the Maritimes, Sean received his architecture degree at the University of British Columbia in 2001, and he has called Metro Vancouver home for over two decades. With a focus on construction administration during his internship at Hancock Bruckner Eng & Wright, now IBI Group, Sean has contributed to several new multi-family residential projects along False Creek in downtown Vancouver, as well as in New Westminster, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Richmond.
A walking tour guide for the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) while doing his thesis in 2000, Sean has continued to contribute to both the provincial regulator and the RAIC Metro Vancouver Chapter. He is the chair of the Metro Vancouver Network of the RAIC, as well as Treasurer of the AIBC, where he is serving his third term on Council.
In addition, Sean has been an organizer and professional advisor for architectural ideas competitions in Metro Vancouver, including 100 Mile House, re:think Housing, poto:type, FormShift, and TownShift. He occasionally writes for Canadian Architect and Spacing Magazine.
Sean is a mentor for both the AIBC Intern Architect Program and the RAIC Syllabus.