All posts in "Practice"

Moonlighting for Young Architects

By Michael Riscica

Moonlighting is a dirty word. Much of the architecture community frowns whenever someone says that awful word or jumps to the conclusion that moonlighting means: Lying, cheating, and stealing clients from your employer to start your own business. When I say moonlighting, I don’t mean that at all. The Google dictionary simply defines Moonlighting as: […]


Five Common Mistakes in Communicating with Millennials.

By Michael Riscica

As the Generations collide in the architecture profession, I sometimes feel the barriers of communication between the “young” (people born in the early 80’s and later) and “old” people continues to be a constant struggle. I regularly watch some of the most brilliant people in the profession be the absolute worst at communicating and connecting […]


Advocacy In Architecture with Stephen Parker

By Michael Riscica

On this episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Stephen Parker tells us the importance of advocacy and community involvement in the architectural world. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Stephen Parker Stephen was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and — like many architects — discovered a love […]


Becoming an Entrepreneur Architect with Mark R. LePage

By Michael Riscica

On today’s episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke with his friend and architect, Mark LePage, on how developing good business skills goes hand in hand with launching an architecture firm. You can also listen to this podcast on YouTube by clicking here!  Architect Mark LePage On today’s episode of Young Architect, Michael chatted […]


Let’s Fix Mentorship

By Michael Riscica

Friends, I recently traded guest blog posts with my good friend CSI Cherise Lakeside, for her blog Let’ Last week I published Cherise’s article on Young Architect titled: Set Yourself Apart. My article was recently published on Let’s Fix Construction titled: Let’s Fix Mentorship You can read my article by clicking here or visiting […]


Bridging Generational Gaps within the Practice of Architecture

By Michael Riscica

By Luke Arehart There is a Grand Canyon-esque divide that exists between the baby boomer and millennial generations. The Great Recession in the late 2000’s is mostly responsible for creating this gap that seemingly skips over an entire generational category, Gen X. This void has limited the amount of transitional opportunities between generational groups leading […]


Saving Time With Some Simple Computer Tricks

By Michael Riscica

I usually write this blog for Young Architects about architecture-related topics. However, this blogpost is written for everyone, especially people over the age of 50. Yep, I’m looking at you! Watching People Struggle With Computers My whole life, I have been in love with computers and technology. I love watching technology evolve, using it to […]

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