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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.

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Exploring Architecture All Over the World with Lucas Gray

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael’s good friend, Lucas Gray, spoke about how he began his career in architecture as a Designer in both Asia and Europe, created his own online platform for Talkitect.com, and the path that led him to become the Co-Owner of Propel Studio Architecture. Designer, Firm Co-Owner, and […]

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Moonlighting for Young Architects

By Michael Riscica

Moonlighting is a dirty word. Much of the architecture community frowns whenever someone says that awful word or jumps to the conclusion that moonlighting means: Lying, cheating, and stealing clients from your employer to start your own business. When I say moonlighting, I don’t mean that at all. The Google dictionary simply defines Moonlighting as: […]

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Using Every Opportunity To Be of Service with Elizabeth Seidel

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael speaks with University of Montana Master’s Architecture student and AIAS National Vice President Elect, Elizabeth Seidel about her decision to switch from studying physical therapy to architecture, her passion for helping people, and her upcoming plans with the AIAS. AIAS National Vice President Elizabeth Seidel Architecture […]

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Teaching Architecture From The Streets with Eric Wheeler

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael chatted with his good friend, Architectural Historian and Positively Portland Walking Tour Guide, Eric Wheeler, about his enthusiasm for architecture, how anyone can come to appreciate architecture and design, and why it’s never too late to make a life change. Architectural Historian and Walking Tour Guide […]

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Five Common Mistakes in Communicating with Millennials.

By Michael Riscica

As the Generations collide in the architecture profession, I sometimes feel the barriers of communication between the “young” (people born in the early 80’s and later) and “old” people continues to be a constant struggle. I regularly watch some of the most brilliant people in the profession be the absolute worst at communicating and connecting […]

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Helping Aspiring Architects get started with Architecture with Samantha Markham

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with fellow Architect and blogger Samantha Markham of the Aspiring Architect blog. Samantha shares her tips and advice on how to get the most out of your college years by being open to new opportunities, joining committees, and growing your skills at school and beyond. […]

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Organizations Who Support Emerging Professionals and Young Architects

By Michael Riscica

Investing in the Future of the Architecture Profession I’ve been writing the blog on YoungArchitect.com for 3.5 years now. Frequently, Young Architect readers reach out to me and ask if I know of any local resources, events, study groups, or connections in their area. Yes! Yes, there are many fine organizations across America who vividly […]

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The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk – Podcast

By Michael Riscica

  You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  A friendly little podcast pep talk for the person who is stuck in the middle of taking the Architect Exam. Read the original blog post: https://youngarchitect.com/2016/10/24/architect-registration-exam-pep-talk/ If you enjoyed this podcast, you should also check out: Passing The Architect Registration Exam in 7 […]

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Writing, Photography and a Love of Architecture with Jared Smith

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael chatted with his good friend and fellow architect about working in New York City, raising a family, studying for the AREs and helping minorities grow their careers through the organizations, NOMA and NYCOBA. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect […]

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Doing The Minimum As An Architect, In Life and On The Exam. 

By Michael Riscica

Our friend Jose Fraticelli interviewed me for his blog Architect on Coffee. I discussed how it frustrates me everyone has a million reasons to get licensed and very few people ever acknowledge how the education gained through studying for the ARE will fundamentally make you a better Architect.  For me obtaining my license became a […]

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Advocacy In Architecture with Stephen Parker

By Michael Riscica

On this episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Stephen Parker tells us the importance of advocacy and community involvement in the architectural world. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Stephen Parker Stephen was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and — like many architects — discovered a love […]

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