RUF Project

The work of Rural / Urban / Fantasy / Project, the multi-disciplinary design firm led by Sean Pearson, contains both a rigorous aesthetic and an open-ness to crossing creative borders.

Rather than starting with an idea of form, RUF focuses on the experiential aspect of the space they will create. Leaving behind any pre-conceived ideas of a project, they allow the design to come out of the narrative they weave with a client- whether it is a landscape or a building or a branding concept.

With their wide ranging international experience, grounded in a certain Canadian sensibility, their work is marked by high design standards and originality, but also by a commitment to an in situ approach that respects the local, even as it references the global. Whether it’s an exquisite line in a Saltspring Island house that brings the outside in and reinvigorates the tradition of West Coast Modernism, or a clever play between solidity and transparency in a Soweto sports stadium that contributes to a new architectural language in South Africa, RUF’s vision and integrity shine through.

Sean Pearson – Director, MRAIC

Major Projects:

  • Gulf Islands Residence – Salt Spring Island , 2011
  • Soweto Athletic Centre – South Africa, 2010
  • Go! Gallery / Bright Light – Vancouver, BC, 2010

Awards:

  • 2011 – World Inside Awards / Winner of Culture & Civic category for Football Training Centre / Soweto
  • 2011 – World Architecture Awards / Shortlisted in Civic & Community category for Football Training Centre / Soweto
  • 2011 – World Architecture Awards / Shortlisted in Future Projects category for Camo-Density Ideas Competition / Vancouver
  • 2011 – Twenty + Change 3 / Selection for Football Training Centre / Soweto
  • 2011 – Twenty + Change 3 / Selection for Gulf Island Residence / Salt Spring Island
  • 2011 – Twenty + Change 3 / Selection for Camo-Density Ideas Competition / Vancouver
  • 2011 – Shortlisted Erickson Award / Western Living Magazine

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