September 2015 Instagrams

Here’s my photos.

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

Private building in Portland

A private joke in a public space. #portlandia #200milliondollars #lipstickonapig #1500employeesworkhere

 

Realistic quote about success

Seriously! Borrowed this from my yoga instructor @attisse

 

Architects - 10 reasons to take the ARE

New Blog Post on YoungArchitect.com #ncarb #architectexam #architecturefirm #architecturestudent #whatanarchitectdoes @ncarb #americaninstituteofarchitects

 

Young architect and yoga instructor selfie

This Guy!!!! Last week my yoga instructor Tony Roberts was made a Lululemon Ambassador for being an inspirational leader in the community. I couldn’t agree more!
Tony has deeply committed himself to working for an organization called Living Yoga which brings yoga to people who normally couldn’t have access to yoga. He currently teaches at a treatment center and a recovery class.
For the past 15 years, he has also worked for the Tri-Met Safety Department making sure our transit workers are operating safely. Whenever there is an accident involving public transit, Tony rushes to the scene to help police figure out what happened.
Tony has the biggest heart and kindest soul in the whole world. I am deeply grateful to know him. Thank you for being such an inspirational yoga instructor and your service keeping our city safe!
Namaste

 

Business man excited on the phone

#monday #whatanarchitectdoes

 

Autumn leaf that fell from a tree

I bay leaf in a thing called love.

 

Funny postcard with pun about cats

I accidentally got my neighbors mail. #jokes #funnymoms #caturday

 

Mike Riscica pens letter to Portlandia

Dear Portlandia,
It’s been four romantic years. You and I have had a ton of fun together. Sadly, it is time for me to move on to other things. My time has expired here and I am being beckoned to work on other projects. I will not miss working in the Portland Building, but I will definitely miss seeing your beautiful face everyday as I walk in the front door every morning! I love you, good luck with the renovation and happy 30th birthday next week.
Michael Riscica

 

Last day on the job in Portland Building

Last day! Final view from my cubicle on the 12the floor of the Portland Building. It was quite a view. The Willamette River, I-5, OMSI, Edythe Green, justice center and the multnomah county jail gymnasium all from the comforts of my office chair. #portlandarchitecture #whatanarchitectdoes #youngarchitect #cityofportland #endofanera

 

Architect salary displayed graphic

The average salary of an entry level architecture job. #architecturestudent #whatanarchitectdoes #architecturefirm #ncarb #americaninstituteofarchitects #redlines #studentdebt #canyoumeasurethisbuildingforme

 

Christmas-looking building in Portland

Another day, another dollar! #whatanarchitectdoes #portlandarchitecture #portlandia

 

Quote about architecture by Robert Stern

@nloper sent me this from his vacation. #chicago #robertamstern #whatanarchitectdoes

 

Working while being in college

New blogpost on Young Architect about working while in college #architectureschool #architecturestudent #ncarb #naab #whatanarchitectdoes

 

Brad Pitt working as a constructor

Brad Pitt being a contractor #bradpitt #construction #nicewatch #rayban #MeasureTwice

 

Brad Pittt Being an Architect

Brad Pitt Architecting again. #whatanarchitectdoes #bradpitt

 

Michael Riscica Architects and Young Architect World Headquarters

Starting in November, the US Custom House will be the new office of Michael Riscica Architects and Young Architect World Headquarters #wework #weworkpdx #youngarchitect #portlandoregon #portlandarchitecture #architecturefirm

 

Young man giving speech with a burger in his hand

That time I gave a prolific speech about modern architecture at Walter Gropius’s house. #whatanarchitectdoes #waltergropiushouse #bauhaus #cheeseburger #modernism #mikeriscica666

 

Labrador on the street

#mollyriscica

 

Smells like updog

 

The top of the Empire State Building

The top of the Empire State Building was designed as a docking station for blimps. It turned out to be super dangerous and scary so it was only used twice. #empirestatebuilding #whatanarchitectdoes #kidsarchitecturebooks

 

Twitter talk about the ARE

Being a creative could be your biggest challenge with the ARE. @bldg_Codah #ncarb #americaninstituteofarchitects #architecturestudent #architectureschool #architectureexam

 

 Indiana Jones, George Lukas and Mike Riscica

That time I went to Venice and chilled with Indiana Jones and George Lukas. #whatanarchitectdoes #venezia #grandcanal

 

Gehry designing a concert hall

That time Gehry designed a concert hall for Springfield. #frankgehry #whatanarchitectdoes

 

Working during architecture school

I have a new book coming out in 2 weeks. #architectureschool #architecturestudent #ncarb #americaninstituteofarchitects #youngarchitect #whatanarchitectdoes

 

View from a balcony in Portland

I’m feeling a lot better today. I think I’m gonna make it. Thanks to everyone that sent me good vibes. It worked! I love you! #didntdie #portlandskyline #ilookattheclouds #ilookatthebuildings

 

Mike Riscica being sick

I’m really sick today. #cantmove #dying #IveFallenAndICantGetUp #stayaway #dehydration #mollyriscica is taking care of me. #NiceKnowinYa #badfever #soreeverywhere #sickselfie #nostick

 

Labrador fur

 

Rem Koolhaas on Architecture

Rem Koolhaas has been giving the middle finger to the profession of architecture, long before Frank Gehry was ever born. Get over it. #remkoolhaas #frankgehry #fuck #whatanarchitectdoes #officeofmetropolitanarchitecture

 

When Chuck Norris does Yoga

It’s true. #chucknorris

 

Holding the weight of the world

Holding the weight of the world. #structure #column #architecture #yellow #fashion

 

How will we live tomorrow?

Paul Fallon Architect is staying with me. He is cycling and across the lower 48 states asking “How will we live tomorrow?” He has been cycling for 4 months, 6,500 miles, 23 states and asked his question to over 500 people and gets a different answer every single day. Visit howwillwelivetomorrow.com #biketouring #cyclist #adventurecycling #howwillwelivetomorrow

 

The human design chart

I got my human design chart today.

 

A nose running

Runny nose

 

Black and white photo with two men and a bike

haha I love that story! #timburton #peeweeherman

 

Office window view

View from my office window. #portlandarchitecture #portlandia #justicecenter #edythegreen #willametteriver

 

Calendar with a Labrador

Someone mixed up the months and the graphics on the yellow lab calendar! #itsok #mistakeshappen #ikindalikeitbetterthisway

 

Two rabbits fighting

Rabbit Rabbit! Happy September 1st!

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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.