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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.

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The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio – Part III

By Michael Riscica

Part III / Producing Your Epic Portfolio Michael LaValley This article is the third entry in a special three-part series entitled, ‘The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio.’ These posts have been written by guest writer, Michael LaValley of Evolving Architect. Each part will take you through the process of how to successfully build […]

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The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio – Part II

By Michael Riscica

Part II / Developing Your Content Strategy Michael LaValley This article is the second entry in a special three-part series entitled, ‘The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio.’ These posts have been written by guest writer, Michael LaValley of Evolving Architect. Each part will take you through the process of how to successfully build […]

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The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio – Part I

By Michael Riscica

Part I / Finding Your Purpose By Michael LaValley This article is the first entry in a special three-part series entitled, ‘The Definitive Guide to an Epic Architecture Portfolio.’ These posts have been written by guest writer, Michael LaValley of Evolving Architect. Each part will take you through the process of how to successfully build […]

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5 Hard Truths about the Architecture Registration Exam

By Michael Riscica

I’m not an Architect; I’m a Licensed Architect. I graduated from architecture school, completed several years of internship hours and paperwork, and passed 7 brutal exams. And finally, I obtained my architecture license two years ago. It was a lot of work, therefore, I refer to myself a Licensed Architect, not just an Architect. I’m […]

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The Architect’s Academy: Architecture School in 4 Hours

By Michael Riscica

Becoming an Architect It’s no secret that the process of becoming an Architect is long, complicated, expensive, and dare I say it… sometimes even exclusive. Frequently people start architecture school, without thoroughly understanding what they are getting into. And later, they learn architecture just really isn’t for them.  Aside from reading a few books, there […]

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Bridging Generational Gaps within the Practice of Architecture

By Michael Riscica

By Luke Arehart There is a Grand Canyon-esque divide that exists between the baby boomer and millennial generations. The Great Recession in the late 2000’s is mostly responsible for creating this gap that seemingly skips over an entire generational category, Gen X. This void has limited the amount of transitional opportunities between generational groups leading […]

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Five Tips for Maximizing Your Time in Architecture School

By Michael Riscica

Young Architect Friends, An article I wrote about architecture school was published on my favorite blog, BUILDINGS ARE COOL! Please click here to learn how to make the most of your time in architecture school. http://www.buildingsarecool.com/new-blog/five-tips-maximizing-time-architecture-school Keep up the good work! Michael Riscica  

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