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Molls and I have been on Puppy Patrol! Luckily puppies sleep a lot. When Petey is sleeping I’ve been writing tons of Young Architect blog content. I can’t wait to get it out the door! #peteythesilverlab #whatthisarchitectdoes

Some light bedtime reading. Excited to plow through the rest of this book. #whathisarchitectdoes #architecturebooks

I packed the room at my lecture tonight at AIA Long Island. Lots of awesome people showed up and we had a really interesting chat about the Architect Exam. It’s been really inspiring seeing these AIA chapters sooo dedicated to supporting their Emerging Professionals. We are the future of the architecture profession!
Looking forward to give this lecture next week at the CSI National Conference in Providence RI, Oct 5th at AIA Westchester, Oct 19th at AIA Queens and Dec 30th at AIAS Forum in Austin Texas. The date for North Jersey AIA isn’t finalized yet. I’ll speak at every AIA, CSI chapter and architecture conference in America if I have to. #whatthisarchitectdoes #igivelectures

Honey, I’m home!
I have meetings all day today and tomorrow, but I’m thinking about having a party on Sunday night. I miss you and love you! 😘#sundayisthenewfriday #whatthisarchitectdoes #ithrowparties #bringpeopletogether #community #pdxcarpet #portlandarchitect

All those expensive fancy degrees mean nothing, unless you know how to hustle, take risks and make shit happen. There are less educated, less talented and less creative people then you, who are willing to work twice as hard and they will make you irrelevant. They will steal your clients, your income and your entitled success. Don’t go after a design career unless your ready to compete. Quit looking for a mentor or someone to guide you. Shut up. No one cares. Get to work. #whatthisarchitectdoes #ifuckingwork #gfda

Bottom right corner! #CONSTRUCT

I know right! Quit planning and EXECUTE your testing strategy with the ARE Boot Camp. The next program begins October 16th. Visit for more info. #ncarb #youngarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #icreatelicensedarchitects #takethebootcamp

I got a new toy! #businessexpense It’s a motion stabilizer for my phone, so I can take better video.

Drove past the Carpenter Center yesterday!

I had a ton of fun at the AIA Brooklyn speed mentoring event tonight. This guy was in the middle of reading my book and didn’t know I would be here. All these NY AIA chapters are doing it right!

This kid! I couldn’t imagine calling him anything else besides, Petey! #peteythesilverlab

There’s more then one way to skin a cat! #alf #cats #pingpong #bizcouncil #fuelyoga

I’m speaking later today about the Architect Exam at my favorite conference! #CONSTRUCT

Dude, Frank Mruk is everywhere! #whatthisarchitectdoes #frankmruk #nyitarchitecture

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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.