December 2014 Photos

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Oh December 2014, What a silly month you were!

All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.

A rendering of the guggenheim pink

Early Guggenheim design.

 

Michael Riscica Learning how to ride a bike

The very best day of my life.

 

Picture of a troll that lives under my desk

This is the troll that lives under my desk. I found him buried behind a pile of old papers a few years ago when I was renovating City Hall. #CityofPortland #ArchitectsCubicle #government

 

Building with a dome.

#PortlandArchitecture #nwportland

 

Selfie with sunglasses before Yoga

Post massage selfie with my SUN-glasses. Off to yoga.. #saturday

 

Brand new Trek bike

This bike… #drama #GetaNewBikeEvery9Months #NewBikeNewLife

 

Picture of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Northwest Portland

1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in NW Portland #portlandArchitecture #igers_portland #igers_pdx

 

A dog with a Christmas hat

Every time a bell rings an angel gets their wings! -Molly Riscica #labsofinstagram #labrador #mollyriscica

 

Picture of a building with white windows

#PortlandArchitecture

 

'This shit drives me up the fucking wall' meme

OMG #stairs #architectureschool #architectureregistrationexam #punbomber

 

A picture from 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Northwest Portland

1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in NW Portland #LongGone #portlandArchitecture #igers_portland #igers_pdx

 

A teddy bear in a Portland buiding

Saw the Portland Building hanging out with his friends on my way into the office this morning. #portlandbuilding #portlandia #CityofPortland #8234000 #PortlandArchitecture #MickeyRooney

 

Lego letter to parents

#designprocess #dollhouse #rocketship #LegoArchitecture #WhatAnArchitectDoes #lego

 

Cowboy after O.S.H.A.

OSHA requirements for a cowboy! @osha_is_this_ok #osha #oshaisthisok

 

Impressive stairs architecture

This was a great moment in the history of concrete.

 

Post modern building drawing from Portland

#postmodern #portlandbuilding #WhatAnArchitectDoes #architectureschool

 

A parking lot snapshot

Our beloved Portland Building is now located on this parking lot. #portland architecture #igers_portland #igers_pdx

 

Antoine Predock quote about buildings and Architecture

#AntoinePredock #whatanarchitectdoes #architectureschool #NCARB #americaninstituteofarchitects

 

A cropped picture with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

When @punbomber was just a twinkle in their eye.

 

Building a skyscraper in Portland

#portlandnw

 

Nelw building in Portland

Build that Sonofabitch!!!!?! #progress #4YearHoleInTheGround #portland #PortlandArchitecture #portlandpnw #directorpark #swportland #primerealestate

 

Unveiling the new Portlandia sculpture

Unveiling the Portlandia sculpture. #portlandia #CityofPortland #raykaskey #portlandbuilding #portlandpnw #pdxhistory @pdxhistory #pdxcarpet #PortlandArchitecture #portlandoregon #pdx #pdxinternational #instapdx #igersportland #igerspdx #michaelgraves #portlandnw

 

Cats being dressed up funny

#cats #igers_portland #igers_pdx

 

Mike Riscica hanging out with Jesse Gasface on his way to Hawaii

Chilling with Gasface in Portland on his way to Hawaii! @jessegasface #gasface #LordGasface #GasfaceKiller

 

A picture with stairs

This is for the girl who is obcessed with stairs. #stairlady #stairs #architectporn

 

Statue rolling the dice picture

Mama needs a new pair of shoes! #portlandbuilding #portlandia #PortlandArchitecture #portlandnw #CityofPortland @arrexskulls @pdxstickers #instapdx #igersportland #igerspdx

 

Portland building roof knocked off because of storm

Last night we had a big storm in Portland. Molls and I discovered this brick parapet got knocked off when we conducted our daily neighborhood inspection. (Aka morning dog walk). #nwportland #brick #cansomeonefixthat #insurance #watchout #oldbuildings #letsmakesurethatdoesnthappenagain

 

A funny cartoon about starting a new architectural project

This is how we do it in my office. #projectmanagement #projects #WhatAnArchitectDoes #ncarb #architecturefirm #pmp #pmi

 

Portlandia sculpture delivery on boat

Delivering the Portlandia sculpture for installation. October 6th 1985 #portlandpnw #pdxhistory #portlandnw #portlandia #portlandbuilding #raykaskey #CityofPortland #PortlandArchitecture #portlandoregon #igers_portland #igers_pdx #instapdx #pioneersquare @downtownpdx @portland @mayorpdx

 

A cool family with matching clothes cycling

This is the coolest family in the entire world. #tandem #biketouring #bikefamily #igers_portland #igers_pdx

 

A funny architecture cartoon about Burj Khalifa

#BurjKhalifa #Dubai #WhatAnArchitectDoes #ncarb #AmericanInstituteofArchitects #architectureexam #architectureregistrationexam #architectureschool

 

Carlo Scarpo design at the Venetian University

Carlo Scarpo at the Venetian University #carloscarpa #venezia

 

A picture from Architecture School

This is my favorite picture from architecture school. #amatuzzo #lakecomo #terragni #futurism #casadelfascio

 

April 2000 issue of Abitare advertising

Check out this refrigerator advertisement from the April 2000 issue of Abitare. Its an Italian architecture magazine. #pre911advertising #pre911refrigerators #refrigerator #hiiwouldliketherefrigeratorwiththe911sceneplease

 

Funny and interpretative tattoo

Jamie Obrien’s Disposition Theory tattoo. Depending on who you are and where you are in your life, you’ll find one of these drawings funnier then the other. @punbomber #dispositiontheory #tattoo #HumorAsArt #haha #businessman #artist #punbomber

 

Split black and white picture with rabbits

Rabbit Rabbit!

 

Check out my previous months photos:

2014 Year In Photos
November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014
February 2014

January 2014 

December 2013

November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013

 

About the author

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.