February 2015 Photos

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A tweet to Mike Riscica regarding Architecture studying material

My old ARE study guides are tweeting at me. #architectureexam #ncarb #awesome

 

New blog post on NCARB's Intern Development Program

New blog post #ncarb #AmericanInstituteofArchitects #architectureregistrationexam #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool

 

Picture with banner on a small building

Wimpy’s is open. #clerks #nwportland

 

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New blog post on YoungArchitect.com #ncarb #architectureexam

 

Architect meme about unreasonable deadlines

Oh god. #architecturefirm #WhatAnArchitectDoes #autocad #PumpingCAD

 

Gasco Building watercolor by Richard Hoyen

Gasco Building watercolor by Richard Hoyen #PortlandArchitecture #gasco #pdxhistory #stjohnsbridge

 

Picture of Abe Lincoln on a dinosaur made by Mike Riscica

My latest fine art purchase. #trex #AbeLincoln #Mikeriscica666

 

New blog post about Architecture in the real world

New blogpost on YoungArchitect.com #ArchiTalks

 

New pedigree treat for Labrador dog

Molls new dog treats are going to give her pearly whites! #LabrasaurausRex #labradorable #labsofinstagram #DogTreat

 

New desktop wallpaper on double monitors

Uncle Aly popped up as my background! #CoochieCoochie #nyitArchitecture #TheBoss #Mercedes #Gold #BeautifulWife #EntrepreneurArchitect #ElectricalSystemsForArchitects #MechanicalSystemsForArchitects #Shatoberryogne #PalsWithMiesVanDerRohe

 

Black board scheme on how to get a job at Gensler

How to get a job at Gensler! Saw this on the side of the road while rushing to the brewery because I need a beer. #gensler #hahaArchitecture #architecturefirm

 

Architectural design by Antonio Sant'Elia - Milano, Italy

Antonio Sant’Elia #futurism #architecture #Milan #Revolution

 

Flat building architecture from Portland

#PortlandArchitecture

 

Old Portland Architecture on a house

Old guy #PortlandArchitecture

 

SW Salmon and Broadway

SW Salmon and Broadway #rain #instapdx #portlandia #cute

 

Mike Riscica and Jeff Echols morning video call

I had a virtual coffee this morning with @jeff_echols aka The Architect Of The Internet! I was in the Portland Building and he was in the matrix. Awesome conversation, I learned a lot! #coffeeaday #Entrepreneur #hustle #social #relationship #networking #WhatAnArchitectDoes #whatarchitectsdo #whataguy

 

Mike Riscica front picture on his phone

Buying low and selling high #cold #rain #winter #studentloans2015

 

Bob Potter and his zither picture

Bob Potter and his zither. Happiest guy in the world. #2012 #zither #portlandartmuseum @bob.potter #bobpotter #WhatAGuy

 

New blog post on Beliefs about Architecture

New blog post on Youngarchitect.com

 

Architecture Students valentines day meme

Architecture Students valentines day! Haha #sucks #KeepStudyingGuys #architectureschool

 

 

Funny Valentines Day card with Noah

#noah #ark

 

 

Gross Valentines Day card with Butter pun

Gross #butter

 

Valentines Day meme with two iguanas

Valentines day is getting weird.

 

Funny Valentines Day card with Stalin

HVD

 

 

Cute Valentines Day card with pun included

My valentines day card for @onelooseonion and @punbomber! #punbomber #bingo3

 

Hilarious Valentines Day card with Internet Explorer pun

Or not at all.

 

Funny Valentines Day card with eggs

Eggy Wegs

 

Funny Valentines Day card with Nicholas Cage pun

Last one.. Happy Valentines day everyone! Michael Riscica loves each and everyone of you! Today is also Bob Potter’s birthday! Happy Birthday!!! @bob.potter #bobpotter

 

Valentines Day card with Barack Obama

Happy Valentines day!

 

Cute Valentines Day card with a little monkey

I Love You!

 

Funny Valentines Day card with a whale

Its true.

 

Funny Valentines Day card with Kanye West pun included

Happy Valentines Day!

 

Presidents day sketch

Happy Presidents Day!!! #Presidents #dayoff #haha

 

Apartment building with a beautiful rooftop

This is where I go to escape my cubicle on nice days. A few years ago I did a complete reskin of the penthouse. The walls had an extensive amount of water damage, so we ripped off all the pink and blue stucco and rebuilt it the right way. #PortlandArchitecture #portlandia #portlandbuilding #CityofPortland

 

St. Vincent’s Hospital picture from 1911

Vintage Portland posted this today from the city archive.
This beautiful building is the St. Vincent’s Hospital from 1911 that was located on NW Westerly between Glisan and Irving. Pretty sure the street is NW 23rd and this picture looks like it was taken from where the Hip Hound is today.
There is a big ugly condo there right now. #pdxarchitecture #pdxhistory #nwportland

 

A picture with 19 years old Mike Riscica

Just found this old picture of my 19 year old self. This was my ID so I could get back into my trashy hotel at the jersey shore. #Mikeriscica666 #punkrock

 

Drawings on the wall

Redlines.

 

Black and white sketch with Architecture sketch with pun

#portlandbuilding #PortlandArchitecture #michaelgraves #postmodernism #1982 #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool

 

Check out my previous months photos:

January 2015
December 2014

2014 Year In Photos

November 2014

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.