March 2015 Instagrams and Photos

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Here’s my photos.

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

 

Giant cat head in a pyramid

Why won’t the Pyramids ever fall down? Because, Pharoah said, Don’t bust my Cheops! #catarchitect #architecturecats #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureregistrationexam #architectporn #architectureschool

the Portlandia statue delivery

October 6th, 1985 delivering the Portlandia statue. #raykaskey #PortlandArchitecture #portlandpnw #portlandia #portlandbuilding #pdxhistory #pdxcarpet #michaelgraves #CityofPortland #portlandoregon #swportland

Cat spitting fire over Portland

Purrruit Igoe #architecturecats #catarchitect #pruittigoe #stlouis #minoruyamasaki #UrbanRenewal #whatanarchitectdoes

Drawing on concrete

No, its not cement!?!!! It’s concrete!!! #water #sand #cement #lime #slag #rebar #pozzolana #flyash #aggregate #gravel #plasticizer #retarders #DoNotAddWaterToConcreteAtTheJobSite

Dog doing Yoga involunterly

My very first yoga student! #classicdowndog #adhomukhasvanasana #mollyriscica #LabrasaurausRex #shelovesyoga #yoyoyogi #poga

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

#santamariadeimiracoli #venezia

Labrador wet and dirty playing in water

Labrador in her natural habitat…. Aka kelly point #mollyriscica #LabrasaurausRex #citydog

Throwing Money at The Architect Registration Exam

New blog post on YoungArchitect.com #architectureexam #ncarb

The perfect night to take a walk in Portland

I just want to hang out with my dog tonight.

Institute of Catemporary Art - Diller, Scofidio and Renfro with Cats

Institute of Catemporary Art – Diller, Scofidio and Renfro #ica #boston #WhatAnArchitectDoes #catarchitect #architecturecats #architectureschool #cute

News about the PDX Carpet

Congratulations #pdxcarpet, what an honor!

Falling Kittens meme in black and white

Falling Kittens by the great american Cat Architect @franklloydwhite #fallingwater #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architects #architectureschool #architecturecats #catarchitect

Beautiful in Park Ave West

“Anything I do informs how I design. I wouldn’t isolate any one activity. Everything I do feeds back to my life, my life is expresed in my work.” -Antoine Predock
This beautiful Building is Park Ave West by TVA Architects in Portland Oregon #PortlandArchitecture #WhatAnArchitectDoes

Labrador and dinosaur toy

Early birthday present for the lab! Giant T-Rex dog toy! #mollyriscica

The Seattle Kitten Library meme

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youngarchitxpdxThe Seattle Kitten Library by The Office for Meow Architecture (OMA) #catarchitect #architecturecats #WhatAnArchitectDoes #seattlelibrary #koolhaas #seattlecat

Portland Architecture

Man is the measure of all things, of things that are, that they are; and of things that are not, that they are not. – Protagoras. #PortlandArchitecture

Dog scratched under the chin

Birthday scratches under the chinnnnn!!! #HappyBirthdayMolls #mollyriscica

Dog photoshopped into a T-Rex

Happy Birthday to my best friend in the whole world Molly Riscica!!!! She’s 7 years young today! Thanks for being such a good roommate, comedian, protector, running partner, eater of everything, bed hog, labrador fly trap, ambassador of the neighborhood and doer of my laundry. I love you! #mollyriscica #LabrasaurausRex

New blog post poster on youngarchitect.com

New blogpost on YoungArchitect.com. Its a round up of mondays #ArchiTalks series about being crafty #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectblog #crafty #architecturefirm

Cat pictures from Mike Riscica

Enough of that little dog and her birthday. Lets bring back the Architecture Cats!!!! #catarchitect #architecturecats #WhatAnArchitectDoes #loukahn

A picture with a furry rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit #HippityHop

T(ea)-rex meme

Tea for two! #OldFriend #Tea #DontMindIfido #Mikeriscica666

Brad Pitt playing an architect role

That time Brad Pitt was an architect. #rolemodel

Labrador fetching sticks in the river

Perfect day to fetch sticks out of the water! #PutYourDogToWorkDay #OregonWinter #kellypoint #mollyriscica

New blogpost on youngarchitect.com

New blogpost on youngarchitect.com/gangchen #EverybodyGangChenTonight #architectureexam

Mike Riscica taking down a wall on a room

Victory!!! I have been talking about the demolition of this wall for 3 years! Yesterday “the Berlin wall” came down! #portlandbuilding #portlandparks

Michael Graves building in Portland

Michael Graves died today. #portlandia #michaelgraves #CityofPortland

Mike Riscica picture with glasses and black hat

Coming out of hibernation. #wallaceschool #MikeRiscicaVIP

Ronald Mcdonald black and white picture dressed up

#RonaldMcdonald is the devil and he’s trying to poison your kids. Happy Friday The 13th.

Mcdonalds clown making a kid cry

What a jerk!

Mike Riscica eating pizza at the office

The first Pizza Club Meeting was a success!!! -Michael Riscica, Pizza Club President

A clockwork orange bag

New bag! New life!

Modernism and Postmodernism explained

#modernism #postmodernism #PortlandArchitecture #architectureschool #portlandbuilding #mies #phillipjohnson #cute

Mike Riscica architecture cat meme

Hi-Yaa!!! #WhatAnArchitectDoes #gehry #GingerAndFred #caturday #prague #architectexam #architectureschool #architecture #architecturecats #mikeriscica666

Portland park with Plexiglas roof

#PortlandArchitecture #directorpark

Eating dinner while working as an architect

Dinner = the remaining guacamole + a banana, coconut milk and strawberry shake + occupancy diagrams until I pass out. #livingthedream #WhatAnArchitectDoes #BecarefulWhatYouAskFor #IneedToGetaLife

What an architect does

It amazes me how numb I have gotten to the inevitable drama of my projects. The fact that shit goes wrong used to drive me nuts and I would react. Now I plan, wait for it, chuckle when it happens and dont react. Something goes wrong on every single project, it is inevitable, it is reality.
Creating the architecture is only 20% of the project and 80% of it is the execution.
Practicing architecture is often very little about drawing, design or construction. Its more about solving all types of problems across every discipline. Communication problems, permitting problems, personality problems, accounting problems, client expectation problems, construction site drama. These problems keep me interested. I used to draw buildings all day long and doing only that gets old really really fast. Infact it was torture.
#architectconfession #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool #PortlandArchitecture #portlandbuilding

 

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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. Also check out his new project Young Architect Gear, designing architecturally themed gifts and products.


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