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All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.

Labrador sleeping with space, time and architecture by S. Giedion

Bedtime reading for a little dog.

be here now by ram das and brave bot and bot joy by gary hirsch

Brave Bot and a Joy Bot! My Brave Bot is a lil beat up from helping me be brave! #bravebot #botjoy #WDS2014 @ghirschbotjoy #beherenow

AIA dues

Good lord, that’s a lot of money for a young architect. #BecarefulWhatYouAskFor #broke #riceandbeans #2015taxdeduction #MaybeWorkWillPayIt #HahaYeahRight #ImGonnaAskAnyway #AmericanInstituteofArchitects #YoungArchitectDues

a fat orange cat

Plan and Elevation of a Big Fat Orange Cat – NTS #orangecat #MrTimmy

We have Real World Summers in Oregon!

We have Real World Summers in Oregon!

The Portland Building on a platter

OK fine this is the last one!! #pdx #portlandbuilding #kale #portlandnw #portlandia #instapdx #igersportland #igerspdx #portlandoregon #CityofPortland #pdxarchitecture #pdxcarpet #PortlandArchitecture #portland #ineedtogetalife

The Portland Building as a turkey

Happy Thanksgiving from Portlandia!!! #pdx #portlandbuilding #portlandnw #portlandia #instapdx #igersportland #igerspdx #portlandoregon #CityofPortland #pdxarchitecture #pdxcarpet #PortlandArchitecture #portland

1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition

1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition #portlandarchitecture #lewisandclarkexposition

the Civic building in portland oregon

The Civic #PortlandArchitecture #swportland #providencepark #timbersarmy #igersportland

Entrearchitect guest blog

I guest posted on Entrepreneur Architect #WhatAnArchitectDoes #ncarb #architect #architectblog #architecturefirm #AmericanInstituteofArchitects

Gay Guggenheim Museum

Oh wow look at that, the Guggenheim came out of the closet. #whoknew #Guggenheim

Labrador with calendar

The 2015 Yellow Lab calendar! 3rd year in a row!! This lab is thrilled! #labsofinstagram #labrador #hardestshotever #mollyriscica

Fields Neighborhood Park construction

Construction site selfie. This is from a few years ago during the construction of The Fields Neighborhood Park. #ArchitectSelfie #themetropolitan #pearldistrict

#seismic #truss #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool #architectureregistrationexam

#seismic #truss #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool #architectureregistrationexam

Bob Ross and Slayer

#metal #bobross #slayer #igers_pdx #igers_portland

Venice water taxis

How do you make a venetian blind??? Poke him in the eyes!!! #venezia

Portland oregon

#portlandarchitecture

Osha is this ok

Hey OSHA, is this ok??? #moving #OSHAisthisok @OSHA_is_this_ok #osha #chevycaprice #movingday #isthisOKosha

Meow Rushmore

Meow Rushmore #mountrushmore

Wells Fargo building portland oregon

Wells Fargo building #swportland #PortlandArchitecture #portlandnw #igers_portland

The 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in NW Portland. All these buildings are long gone and were only built for the year long party. Montgomery Park is now located approximately here. #PortlandArchitecture #pdxarchitecture #pdxhistory #nwportland #igers_portland

The 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in NW Portland. All these buildings are long gone and were only built for the year long party. Montgomery Park is now located approximately here. #PortlandArchitecture #pdxarchitecture #pdxhistory #nwportland #igers_portland

This is my friend Antonio. #neighbor

This is my friend Antonio. #neighbor

Chaos Tower kids

Dear Santa,
This is all I want for christmas, but I’ll need about 3 of them and the accessory pack. Its called the Chaos Tower and is about $140 on amazon. I’ll never ask for anything ever again… WAIT… I almost forgot. No Kids! Exclude the kids! You can keep those kids. They arent apart of my christmas wish this year. #santa #chaostower #nokids #nokidslifestyle

NCARB ARE Pass rate

Either you guys are getting smarter or the test is getting a little bit easier. #ncarb #architectureregistrationexam #architectureexam #architectexam #cds #ppp #spd #sd #bs #bdcs #ss #are40 #are50 #are #ballast #prometric

Half Warrior Pigeon

A Warrior Half Pigeon.
#yoga #YoYoYogi #yogaeverydamnday #halfpigeon #warriorpose

Not Cement, Concrete!

I say this about twice a week. #clients #architect #WhatAnArchitectDoes #concrete #cement #architectureschool

Workers Standing around

OMG this is the story of my life.

The Portland Building

The Portland Building is enjoying today’s sun!

Michael Riscica

Yours Truly!

Villa Savoye Lego

It only took 3 Hours!!! I flew through it and had a ton of fun! Corb would be proud! #accomplished #VillaSavoye

Villa Savoye Lego

How long does it take a Licensed Architect to build a Lego model of Villa Savoye? #lego #VillaSavoye

X-acto Gold

Whoa gold x-acto!! Sharpest most durable blade EVERRRRrrrrrrr!!!
#illsliceya #architecturemodel #architectureschool

Princess Leia

Saw these guys on our walk up to the forest.

ARE Secrets Mometrix

This book is a $50 rip off. I’m sending it right back to amazon. This is nothing more then a crappy set of notes and there are much better notes online for free. None of the study advice is specific to the ARE. #are40 #are4 #architectureregistrationexam #architectexam #ncarb

Edith Green

#edithgreen #PortlandArchitecture #portland

Michael Riscica in Venice

Just chilling with Indiana Jones and George Lukas in Venice. #tbt #venice #grandcanal #Mikeriscica666 #2004

Frank Gehry Fuck you

and in other news this week…
Reporter: “How do you answer to those who accuse you of practicing showy architecture?” Gehry: “Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There’s no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that’s it. Once in a while, however, there’s a small group of people who does something special. Very few. But good god, leave us alone! We are dedicated to our work. I don’t ask for work. I don’t have a publicist. I’m not waiting for anyone to call me. I work with clients who respect the art of architecture. Therefore, please don’t ask questions as stupid as that one.”
#gehry #LeaveHimAlone

Team Northern Tier in Anacortes,

Team Northern Tier in Anacortes, Washington. This is what the end of a 5,000 mile bike ride looks like. Photo by @bob.potter #adventurecycling #tnt2007 #anacortes #MikeRiscica666 #coast2coastbikeride #NorthernTier #KillingIt #crazyguyonabike #biketouring #bikecamping #coasttocoast

Joy bot by Gary Hirsch

Found this little Joy Bot on NW 23rd today walking Molls home from the dog park. Cant wait to pass it along, I already know where its going. Thanks @ghirschbotjoy for making me smile! #botjoy #WDS2014

American Wing in the Met

The American Wing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #MetropolitanMuseum

 

 

 

Check out my previous months photos:

October 2014
September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014
February 2014

January 2014 

December 2013

November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013

About the author

Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect who lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with his Labrador Retriever. He is passionate about helping Young Architects change the world. In his free time, Michael likes to take very long bicycle rides across America. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In.


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