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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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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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The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk

By Michael Riscica

The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk Hey there. It’s me, your friend Michael Riscica. How’s it going? Today, I’m here to talk to you about falling off the wagon with studying for the Architect Registration Exam. A little bird told me that you may have gotten stuck in the middle of taking your ARE’s. Listen, […]

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Six Inspiring Young Architect Bloggers

By Michael Riscica

Everything Is Changing Oh, our profession is changing. Architecture is no longer the old man’s profession it once was. A lot of the baby boomers who decided to hang on through the last recession have now decided it’s a great time to start retiring. Architecture is about to undergo an unprecedented, massive changing of the guard. […]

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Sept. 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

    Checkout the past months August 2016 July 2016  June 2016  May 2016  April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 2014 […]

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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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August 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Checkout the past months July 2016  June 2016  May 2016  April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 2014 Year In Photos November […]

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John Maternoski: Building the Design Community

By Michael Riscica

Since I began Young Architect almost 3 years ago, lots of incredible things have happened along the way. I quit my day job, started my own architecture business, wrote a book, and founded a program that has helped a lot of people pass their Architect exams. But quite frankly, the most amazing thing that’s happened is […]

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July 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.   Checkout the past months June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  […]

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June 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Checkout the past months May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 […]

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May 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.       Checkout the past months April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 […]

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Lets Get Ready For Architect Registration Exam 5.0

By Michael Riscica

News from Young Architect Greetings! This is Michael Riscica. Before I start discussing NCARB and ARE 5.0, I need to talk about Young Architect. After 3 months of traveling and bicycling 4,300 miles across America, I’m physically and (almost) mentally back to being a normal, everyday citizen. While I had more fun than you could […]

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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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April 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPD   Checkout the past months March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December […]

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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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March 2016 Instagram Photos

By Michael Riscica

Here’s my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add me.   Checkout the past months February 2016 January 2016 Twenty Fifteen Year In Review (In Photos) December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015  May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 […]

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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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Young Architect on The EntreArchitect Podcast! 

By Michael Riscica

Friends, A few days ago when I was cycling through Walden, Colorado, I took a break from my bike ride and down to chat with Mark LePage from the EntreArchitect podcast. We chatted all about cycling, becoming an Architect and the Architecture Registration Exam. It’s quite an honor to be on EntreArchitect podcast. Mark LePage has […]

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