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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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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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Becoming an Entrepreneur Architect with Mark R. LePage

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with his friend and architect, Mark LePage, on how developing good business skills goes hand in hand with launching an architecture firm. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Mark LePage On today’s episode of Young Architect, Michael chatted […]

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Breaking Down Barriers with Architecture with Julia Mollner

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of Young Architect, Michael spoke with his very good friend, Julia Mollner, about her experience as a former architecture student, how she’s helping her students connect with mentors, and what she’s doing to help improve the Portland, Oregon community. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Julia […]

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Teaching The Future of The Architecture Profession with Michael Ermann

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with his good friend and university professor, Michael Ermann, about the power of active learning and what to think about when preparing to choose a university and taking the AREs. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Michael Ermann […]

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Stop Waiting For Things To Happen, Just Start Now! with Eric Corey Freed

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with his friend Eric Corey Freed, about the importance of sustainable architecture and taking the reins to make the most out of your career. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Eric Corey Freed Since the very young age […]

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Networking, Sketching the ARE and Being Awesome with Lora Teagarden

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke to Lora Teagarden, an architect, entrepreneur and winner of the 2017 National Young Architect award. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect: Lora Teagarden Lora got her start in the architecture world from a young age, “I was always […]

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Podcast: Dear Future Young Architects… Please Quit Screwing Around!?!!!

By Michael Riscica

You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Dear Future Young Architects, Lets have a serious conversation about licensing, the profession and how much time you spend screwing around!?!! Read the original blog post at https://youngarchitect.com/2016/04/11/dear-future-young-architects-please-quit-screwing-around-2/  If you enjoyed this podcast, you should also check out: Organizations Who Support Emerging Professionals and […]

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