10 Reasons why you SHOULD NOT become an Architect.

Do not become an architect

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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Failing the Architect Registration Exam

Failing the ARE

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. Listen to this blog post   So you failed the […]

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The Life of an Architecture Project – Infographic

Diagram of an architectural project

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)

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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January 2014 Photos

All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me. Hey folks, January was a busy month. Alots happened. I decided to move my blog over to YoungArchitect.org and to ditch blogging under michaelriscica.com. That was actually my original plan. I was only using michaelriscica.com until I found a better blog name […]

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

EntreArchitect Hybrid Proposal for Architectural Services logo

  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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Young Architect

I have a long history of blogging. I started my first blog in 1999 on live journal, I was 19 and obsessed with the internet. I wrote about everyone and everything. For years I blogged on and off always had a ton of success with expressing myself or sharing what I am working on.   In 2003 I was researching how I could ride […]

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Confidentiality and the Architectural Registration Exam

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)

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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Co-op City, Towers in the Park and The Pruit-Igoe Myth

When I was a boy I used to frequently sat in the back seat travelling between my Parents house in Fairfield, Connecticut to visit my Grandparents in Nassau County, Long Island. My favorite part of the car ride was always going through the Bronx between where the NYC Transit buses were parked to the Throgs […]

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Test Day Advice for the Architecture Registration Exam

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. Are You Ready for ARE Testing Day?!? For months you […]

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