April 2017 Instagram Photos

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Here’s my photos.

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

Having a serious conversation about the site. #architectsinschools

Every fucking week is architecture week.

Every Thursday and Friday when NCARB releases ARE scores, I get bombarded with people telling me they passed another exam. I love it. #whatanarchitectdoes #youngarchitect

Selfie with King Stephen Parker! #A17con #whatanarchitectdoes #stephenparker

Michael Ford being an inspiration by bringing hip hop and architecture together! #whatanarchitectdoes #hiphoparchitecture

This guy! Mike Newman from Black Spectacles giving a kickass lecture about how to pass the ARE. #whatanarchitectdoes #blackspectacles

The loves of my life! I stay with the Florida architecture crew every year at convention. We are a AIA conference family. #A17con #whatanarchitectdoes #selfiestick #yaima


Lora and I got a shout out on the Gensler ARE placemat! Thanks @genslerdallas #gensler #whatanarchitectdoes #aresketches

Putting NYIT on the map! #A17con #nyitarchitecture

Michelle Obama was followed up by another amazing women, Lora Teagarden. Lora gave an excellent presentation on becoming an Architect, helping the profession and being an inspiration! “Just figure out what you want to do and go do it!” #A17con #whatanarchitectdoes #ARESKETCHES

SHE KILLED IT!!! Best AIA speaker ever. She said everything that needed to be said, but in a beautiful elegant way! Mentoring, volunteering, minorities, women in the profession, kids and being fucking real. #A17con #wehangoutwithmichelle

Amen! Telling a room full of AIA Architects to mentor and take the time to connect with the youth. Thank you Michelle! #A17con #whatanarchitectdoes

Sarah Wahlgren giving out the gold medal! ❤️????#A17con #whatanarchitectdoes

#A17con #whatanarchitectdoes

The party can now get started! ????#A17con #whatanarchitectdoes

Jamin out in Disney with this babe! #A17con


#bestdayofmylife #A17con

Victory! #A17con


Some light reading for the airplane ride. ✈️??❤️? #A17con #wds2017

Guys, I drank all that juice. 8 juices a day for 3 days. I craved BBQ and chicken the whole time. That’s the only I cared about. The juice was delicious though. ??

I published a new podcast today with my good friend Mark LePage. Mark shares how taking a course about entrepreneurship helped him and his wife, Annmarie launch their own architecture firm. Today, Mark continues to inspire and help others Architects learn about business with the EntreArchitect Academy. Visit YoungArchitect.com link is in my profile. #whatanarchitectdoes #wehelpotherarchitects #bemoresuccessful #entrearchitect

Yesterday I attended the Podcasting unconference and met some really inspiring podcasters who got me really excited about podcasting!

Today was the last day of visiting my 3rd grade class for Architects in Schools. As always, It was a ton of fun. This year I worked with an amazing U of O grad student and a really fun teacher. We designed a new home for the Portlandia sculpture, while The Portland Building gets a $200 million renovation. I love these kids. The AFO really needs more design professionals for this amazing program and experience. You should seriously consider signing up next year. #whatanarchitectdoes #wevolunteer #architectsinschools

Last week I bought a car. Yep, a minivan. I haven’t owned a car since 2009. This summer Molly and I are hitting the road and we will be driving around America. If you have any questions about my plans, the answer is “I don’t know.” #whatanarchitectdoes #hittingtheroad #drivingmissdaisy #idontknow #enoughwiththequestions

Found another one.

Found this gem while clearing out my junk drawer. I put it in an envelope that was getting sent off to a far away. #gettingridofshit #lotsofshit #everythingiown

I passed the CDT certification! #whatanarchitectdoes #wepasstests #hardworkpaysoff #worlddomination #?

I have a hot date with this book. I’m sitting in the same lonely spot I sat for 3 years when I studied for all my ARE’s. #whatanarchitectdoes #westudy #cdtexam

Glenn Danzig would roll over in his grave if he saw how shitty these Danzig memes are.

The band is back together!!! Had lil 4:15pm hot yoga party with my peeps! #morning #evening #ashleyjuddyoga #yoyopdx #yoyoyogi #duderobot

Besides all my ARE boot camp peeps passing their exams today, 2 more awesome things happened! I had a really inspiring chat with Architect Donna Sink for the podcast. She’s amazing, I can’t wait to publish it. I also finalized my travel plans to Puerto Rico, to speak at the ARQUIEXPO 2017 architecture conference! Here I come Puerto Rico!!! 😎🌞🍻🏄🏻 📐📝#whatanarchitectdoes #donnasinkarch @donnasinkarch #arquiexpo2017 #youngarchitect

Let’s talk about comic books! #A17con #whatanarchitectdoes

Hike up to the pittock mansion today with these 2 dorks. #MollyRiscica #transam2016

I’ve been standing here smiling for 6 hours. I guess I have to come back again on Monday. #keepsmiling #ihaveallthetimeintheworld #killme #exhausted #halfwaythere

I am moving out of WeWork at the end of the month. I have a lot of traveling coming up and been mostly working at home lately. #whatanarchitectdoes

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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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