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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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June 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 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 2016  April 2016 March […]

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May 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 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 2016  April 2016 March 2016 […]

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April 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 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 2016  April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 […]

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March 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 February 2017 January 2017 2016 Year in Photos December 2016  November 2016 October 2016 Sept 2016  August 2016 July 2016 June 2016  May 2016  April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty […]

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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. You can also listen to this podcast […]

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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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Growing and Thriving in Your Network with Donna Sink

By Michael Riscica

You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael’s good friend, Donna Sink, shares her experience moving and starting fresh in different cities, make job choices for the sake of taking care of her family, and not being afraid to speak up as […]

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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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Behind the Scenes of The ARE with Jared Zurn

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with fellow Architect and the NCARB Examination Director, Jared Zurn, about the transition from the ARE 4.0 to the ARE 5.0, what to expect when you take the ARE 5.0, and how to volunteer with NCARB to help them create the best exams. You can […]

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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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Gaining Resiliency in Architecture with Dan Horn

By Michael Riscica

  On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with, Dan Horn, on the importance of resiliency and how it can help communities survive and thrive after global climate disasters. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Dan Horn Just like the Young Architect Podcast Host, Michael Riscica, […]

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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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