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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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November Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me. Checkout the past months October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 2016 Year in Photos December 2016  November 2016 October 2016 Sept 2016  August […]

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October 2017 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me. Checkout the past months September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 2016 Year in Photos December 2016  November 2016 October 2016 Sept 2016  August 2016 July […]

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September Instagram Posts

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me. Checkout the past months August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 2016 Year in Photos December 2016  November 2016 October 2016 Sept 2016  August 2016 July 2016 June […]

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August 2017 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me. Checkout the past months July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 2016 Year in Photos December 2016  November 2016 October 2016 Sept 2016  August 2016 July 2016 June 2016  May […]

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Young Architect 2017 Holiday Gift Guide 

By Michael Riscica

Here it is, folks. The long-awaited 2017 Young Architect Holiday Gift Guide. I know, I know… I didn’t write a 2016 gift guide, because I was diligently working on a big project at that time. (That’s Archispeak for making money.) The 2016 holidays came and went, and I didn’t even blink an eye. So to […]

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Getting Started With ARE 5.0 – New Video Program

By Michael Riscica

Friends, I’m Michael Riscica AIA. I’ve been running the ARE Boot Camp for a little over 2 years. At this point, I have helped over 250 people get started on the Architect exam. And through my coaching, they have made massive progress. The ARE Boot Camp has been more successful than I ever dreamed it would […]

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The ARE Boot Camp – Starting January and February 2018

By Michael Riscica

Start Making Massive Progress on the ARE! The ARE Boot Camp is a Virtual Study Group that meets weekly on video chat. The program was created in September 2015 and has taken over 200 ARE Candidates through the systematic approach to studying for the ARE. We are currently taking applications for smart, hardworking ARE Candidates, […]

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Lessons About The ARE from Architecture Moms

By Michael Riscica

Everyone will agree that completing the AREs is significant time commitment. It is also mentally taxing, from obstacles and difficult moments to triumphs and successes. In many cases, dedicating our time to the AREs means putting our life on hold in some aspects. More realistically, life happens and many people are often forced to get […]

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Let’s Fix Construction with Eric Lussier

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Contributor and Co-Founder of Let’s Fix Construction as well as President of the Constructions Specifications Institute CSI Vermont, Eric Lussier, joins us to talk about his career and involvement in the world of architecture and construction. Plus, you’ll learn why joining CSI is such a great idea, […]

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How to Start Your Own Architecture Practice with Josh Kunkel

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, architect Josh Kunkel joins Michael to talk about his various experiences with putting together an ARE study group called the ARE Success Team, raising a young family, and launching his own side business while still continuing his regular job. If you’re interested in starting a business, this […]

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How NCARB is Evolving and Growing with Kristine Harding

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, former National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) President and Architect, Kristine Harding joins Michael to discuss her career, aviation architecture, and the evolution of NCARB. Architect and Former NCARB President Kristine Harding Growing up, Kristine’s parents had always dreamed of building a house on a piece […]

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Training and Mentoring Young Architects with Nick Caravella

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, friend and fellow Architect, Nick Caravella, joins Michael to discuss the importance of leadership, experience, community, and mentorship. Originally from New Jersey, Nick and his fiancée took to leap to move and start their careers in Denver, Colorado. Though it was quite the change, Nick has been […]

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Planting Your Roots in a New City with Kurt Neiswender

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with fellow architect and the former AIA Young Architects Regional Director, Kurt Neiswender, about all of his experiences. From graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University to Southern California, experiencing the effects of the 2008 recession, to moving his family to Flint, Michigan […]

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The Power of Saying ‘Yes’ with Rachel Law

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with his friend and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) 2016-2017 Vice President, Rachel Law. Since becoming the Vice President, both her and AIAS 2016-2017  President, Sarah Wahlgren, have been working diligently to connect AIAS Chapters throughout the USA and beyond. You can also […]

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