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Six Mistakes Architecture Students Repeatedly Make

By Michael Riscica

  A few nights ago, I was cooking dinner. I dunno why, but I started thinking about architecture school a lot. I thought about all my dumb mistakes during architecture school, which set me up for failure after graduation. If I’d known then what I know now, I would have done everything so differently. As […]

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Let’s Talk About Attending Conferences!

By Michael Riscica

Conferences Attending conferences has become one of my favorite things in the world. Every conference is different, so I never get sick of going. In fact, each conference gets me more excited about the next one. I have been to more conferences in the past 2 years then most people have in their whole lives. […]

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Let’s Get Back To Architecture School.

By Michael Riscica

Welcome Back, Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful summer. After having some time off, one of my favorite things was always getting back to architecture school and diving into my new design projects. To celebrate the season, the 21st #ArchiTalks is titled “Back to School.” So without further ado, I present…. Young Architect’s Four […]

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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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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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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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Architecture and Yoga

By Michael Riscica

Architecture and Yoga may seem like they have nothing in common, but really, they have everything in common. They are the only 2 things in the world that have shaken my existence at the core, forced me to grow, and helped me understand my role in the world. I was lost until I found architecture, […]

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Architecture Puns!?!

By Michael Riscica

Jokes are the funniest thing in the world! This whole architecture thing has gotten way too serious. I have been collecting architecture puns for a few years now. Occasionally I’ll drip them out on Twitter. Annnnnd I’m pretty sure no one thinks they are funny but me. In fact several Architects have told me they […]

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7 Must-Have Architect Tools for Under $10

By Michael Riscica

Architecture Tools When I was in architecture school: there was a big sign in the woodshop that said… Use the right tool for the job! Measure twice. Cut once! Use shortest piece first! These machines don’t have a brain, so use your own! While all that advice is good, I think the most important is […]

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Why Are Young Architects So Unhappy?!???

By Michael Riscica

Entitlement I received a nasty email this week because, in a recent #ArchiTalks blog post I threw the architecture students under the bus by saying: …I wonder why many architecture students frown upon working for offices that provide production work on construction drawings.  Wait, I do know why. It’s because they have been in academia for […]

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Architect’s Guide to Getting Mentally Clear – 18 Tricks

By Michael Riscica

Architecture is a Brutal Profession It’s no secret that architecture school and this profession are extremely demanding. I began going down this path many years ago, and one of the biggest lessons I keep learning over and over again is: When I take care of myself and get mentally and physically healthy, I tend to […]

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Cheezy Architecture Videos

By Michael Riscica

Here are some of the cheezy architecture videos from youtube. If you know of any others that should be here please email me to Michael@YoungArchitect.org I’m An Architect Yo, Where my red lines at?!?? Shit Architecture Students Say What?!? CAD for mac?!?? Top 10 Things Architects Never Say  Our “How To Architect” Friend Doug Patt just rubbing […]

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The Amazon Architecture Student Program

By Michael Riscica

     The College Bookstore I hated my college bookstore and started using Amazon to purchase my college textbooks long before it was cool. The bookstore was the second biggest money racket on campus, after all the hidden fees the University tacked onto our tuitions. Ironically, my college bookstore was also owned by Barnes and Noble, […]

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Working during Architecture School

By Michael Riscica

Get the free eBook by signing up for the Young Architect Newsletter below. Survival Working as an architecture student seemed inevitable for me. When I was in architecture school, I didn’t have rich parents or a fund set up to send me to college. My family did manage to help me with some tuition a […]

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Architecture Cats!?

By Michael Riscica

Ya know, Young Architect has been a little bit heavy lately. Between discussing why I became and Architect, then creating a 10 week program to help you study for the ARE, then going on and on about all the problems and drama with the ARE I think this blog needs to lighten up a little bit. Maybe now […]

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