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


5 Lessons I Learned Studying For the Architect Registration Exam

By Michael Riscica

    This post is part of a series on NCARB’s Architecture Registration Exam. Having recently completed this long process, the series examines my journey and the various things I learned along the way. Click here to see all the posts of my Architecture Registration Exam Series. 5 Lessons I Learned Studying For the Architect […]


The Great Architectural Disaster Known as Penn Station

By Michael Riscica

Penn Station is one of the greatest architectural tragedy’s in America. One of America’s greatest and loved landmarks was thrown away and destroyed in an effort to modernize and save on maintenance costs. After the construction of the “New Penn Station” Architectural Historian Vincent Scully wrote, “One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in […]


Jason Silva & Personality Theory

By Michael Riscica

Recently Jason Silva has been making my head explode with the with philosophical high-defintion mashups he puts out on youtube and shares them once a week. Check out some of the others on his youtube channel Shots of Awe. http://www.youtube.com/user/ShotsOfAwe     Personality Theory “Everything has a personality.” When I first started studying design and architecture […]

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