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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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10 Reasons why you SHOULD NOT become an Architect.

By Michael Riscica

Are You Considering Becoming an Architect? Architecture is rough. It’s definitely not a profession for everyone or more accurately everyone who thinks they should be an Architect.  In fact, architecture can be more of a lifestyle than just a job or a profession. Unfortunately in many situations the cards often aren’t stacked in the Architects […]

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The Life of an Architecture Project – Infographic

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. This diagram beautifully outlines the life of an architecture project and […]

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The ULTIMATE list of ARE study material (Part 3: The Vignettes)

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. Part 3: The Architecture Registration Exam Vignettes At the beginning […]

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Review of Entrepreneur Architect’s Hybrid Proposal for Architectural Services Course

By Michael Riscica

  Architectural fees and proposals have always been an elusive topic for me. Sure, I studied it, and worked on a few here and there, but I’ll admit that I don’t really have much practical experience working with Architectural fees and proposals. The few freelance projects that I have completed were mostly done on an hourly […]

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Confidentiality and the Architectural 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. Confidentiality on the Architect Exam NCARB doesnt mess around with […]

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The ULTIMATE list of NCARB ARE study material (Part 2: Each specific multiple choice 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. “What other ARE Material is available for this exam that I […]

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