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Jul 27, 2018

Architectowner and president of Tyler Architecture and Planning PLLC, and future 2019 President of Westchester Hudson Valley AIA, Jaclyn Tyler, joins the Young Architect Podcast host, Michael Riscica, to discuss why she left her full-time job at a firm to begin her own, how she handles raising a family while running a start-up, the pros and cons of freelancing, and how to end stigmas within the architecture industry. 

Jul 25, 2018

Ubuntu Design Group CEO & Co-Founder, Ambassador to One Young World, and Fellow for The Resolution Project, Wandile Mthiyane, has a goal to help his Durban, South African community be able to live in better, sustainable housing. As he talks to Young Architect host, Michael Riscica, about how he got to where he is today, you will learn all about his incredible journey of how he was able to receive the funding and support to study at the School of Architecture, Art & Design at Andrews University in the USA, make his Andrews University AIAS chapter one of the most admired in the nation, and how he overcame various struggles and obstacles in order to make his goal a reality.  

In this episode, you will discover how you can find your own ‘why,’ what it means to belong and help your community, and how you can utilize architecture as a vehicle to create incredible results. 

Jul 9, 2018

Renowned Architect, Antoine Predock, shares a lifetime of experiences, advice, and more in this week’s Young Architect Podcast with your host, Michael Riscica. In this episode, Antoine shares what it takes to be an architect, why architects have such incredible inner strength, and how to stay true to yourself, your beliefs, and your principles.  

Most of his work has been influenced by the state of New Mexico and a lot of his work is located in and around that state but all over the US as well. He is known for designing a number of incredible buildings and structures including La Luz Community and Petco Park for the San Diego Padres as well as international sites such as the National Palace Museum Southern Branch in Southern Taiwan and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Jul 6, 2018

Director of Membership at Open Architecture New York, Christina Esser, shares how she came to be involved not only in OACNY, but also with several other organizations including Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Day of Impact, and Architecture for Humanity. You’ll also hear her tips on overcoming adversity in the workplaces, how volunteer work can reveal both our strengths and weaknesses, and why she’s chosen to move on from design and try out construction management.  

Jun 15, 2018

Architect Nick Caravella interviews Young Architect host, Michael Riscica, about his career, the podcast, ARE Boot Camp, and beyond.  

Rather than me interviewing someone this week, we have previous guest, Nick Caravella, back on the Young Architect Podcast to properly interview me so that you can learn more about my background, who I am, and what aspirations I have for this website platform and podcast.  

It’s always great to chat with Nick and we discussed several different topics plus we went over several questions submitted by the Young Architect Listeners. 

As you tune in, I share everything from the start of my career to the ARE Boot Camp today plus what positive changes have been made in the architecture industry and what else I think could be improved.  

I’ll also share what it was like to be on the road touring across the USA to deliver several lectures and what future plans I have this year. 

Jun 2, 2018

One-on-One Business Performance Coach and host of The Startup Sessions Podcast, Michael Knouse, has worked with Young Architect Podcast host, Michael Riscica, for two years to help him develop his business including the ARE Boot Camp. Working with Michael K. has helped Michael R. so much in developing his own business that he asked him to share how he became a business coach and how someone like himself can help architects launch their own project, company, or side hustle. As you listen, you’ll learn the importance of specializing, what to look for in a good business coach, and the importance of adapting and being open to learning in order to get to where you want to go. 

May 30, 2018

Architect, Urban Designer, Former AIAS Carnegie Mellon President, Former AIAS National President, and current 2018 National Chair for the Young Architects ForumLarry Fabbroni, joins the Young Architect Podcast to share his experience being involved in both AIAS and the Young Architects Form plus why the AREs credential are so valuable and how you can become a leader in the architecture industry.  

May 22, 2018

Architecture student, Joseph Echavarria, is currently working on his M.Arch at the Rhode Island School of Design. Besides working hard at finishing his degree, he’s the Mastermind behind the YouTube vlogging series, The Architecture School Chronicles, as well as the Life of a Designer series and creator of the Life of a Designer Podcast. As you tune into this episode, you’ll find out why he started vlogginghow he’s improved his technique, what he’s learned while in architecture school, and his best advice for fellow architect students.  

May 19, 2018

Architect Bea Spolidoro moved from Milan, Italy to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to pursue a career in architecture. Since moving there, she has learned many lessons and equipped herself with great skills and wisdom that all young professionals should hear. However, the most important factor for her in building a professional career is to volunteer. Not only to network, but to help others and build human interaction.  

May 15, 2018

Bill Tripp, Architect and Professor at both Portland State University and the University of Oregon, shares why he has such a great interest in sustainable architecture, his top tips for anyone struggling with drawing, why you should have different sketchbooks for various purposes, and what the true essence of mentorship is plus he uncovers the many layers of the language of architecture. 

May 8, 2018

Here we are already at episode 50 of the Young Architect Podcast! Can you believe it? In this episode, I’m going to give you an update about what’s going on with me, Young Architect, and what projects I have coming up for the rest of 2018.  

Apr 27, 2018

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Professor, David Thaddeus, joins Michael to discuss the importance of education through travel, his thoughts on the ARE 5.0, and logical steps that architecture students should take when preparing and studying for their Architecture Registration Exams.   

Apr 24, 2018

Assistant Director of Examination Research at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Ryan Misner, sits down with Michael to talk about how he came to be involved in NCARB, the process of designing the ARE 5.0, the latest developments at NCARB, and what he and his team are doing to help aspiring architects do their very best on the AREs. 

Apr 10, 2018

Project Manager and NAC Chair for AIA New York State, James Yankopoulos, shares all of the different projects he has been involved in including Freedom by Design and the Center for Emerging Professionals. Plus, James walks us through what it’s been like to work for the government of New York City in housing development and how much he’s learned since starting his career. 

Apr 3, 2018

Architect and Director of Architecture at HA Architecture, Jamie Crawley shares his various experiences in the architecture and design industry. From teaching at Prairie View A&M University to taking the position as the 2015-2016 Co-Chair of the AIA Leadership Institute, Jamie has quite the background. Listen and learn how he’s helping young architects thrive plus how he balances it all by having a good understanding of time management and more.  

Mar 29, 2018

PATH Architecture Associate and Architect, Kristin Slavin, shares her experience working with incorporating renewable resources into architecture, international travels, and how we can be more responsible for creating our own future.  

Kristin has a ton of great tips on how to choose a graduate school, how to be more financially secure, and how to discover a career you’ll be passionate about for life.  

Mar 26, 2018

Architect and Founder of Business Architecture, Enoch Sears, shares with Michael about what it’s like to leave your position at a firm or switch job roles to follow your passion, how to find a school that’s a right match for you, and how to get started with your own architecture practice.

Mar 20, 2018

Project Architect at Manuel Bermúdez Arquitecto in Puerto Rico, Mariela Bravo shares how she’s grown in the architecture industry and been helping other architecture students prepare for the AREs as well as her approach to mentoring interns and the role of women in the construction industry.

Mar 15, 2018

Program Assistant-Outreach Coordinator at The Trust for Public Land and Managing Designer - Consultant for the AIA Queens Chapter, Ruben Ramales shares what he’s learned and how much he’s grown thanks to his participation in many organizations such as AIA Queens and Emerging New York Architects (ENYA). In this episode, you’ll learn about Ruben’s incredible transformation as he shares stories about the obstacles he has overcome in high school, university, and beyond. Plus, you will find out how Ruben has taken his love for architecture and has done more with it be helping increase community engagement in New York City.

Mar 12, 2018

Architect and owner of CANVAS Architect in Washington D.C., Teri Coates, shares her inspirational story of challenging herself to both develop her career and do more for female professionals in the architecture industry. Teri also gives her advice on how to approach the AREs with a positive mindset, finding motivation to grow your career, and how we can help communities grow and thrive.

Mar 6, 2018

What is the best testing order and strategy for taking the Architect Registration Exam 5.0? How does it compare to ARE 4.0? How should I get started?

Feb 26, 2018

Architect, speaker, and author of the book, Design for Good, John Cary talks about his education, experiences, and what he’s doing now to make a difference for all architects and designers. Throughout his entire education and career, John has been passionate about helping architects gain the knowledge and ability to receive their license in a timely fashion so that they can start their careers and help communities grow.

Join us and discover why design can make a difference and how emerging architects can use their skills to make the world a better place.

Feb 15, 2018

Construction Project Manager and 2018 President Elect for CSI Portland, Ali LaManna, shares why she chose a career in construction over architecture, how the construction industry is growing, and what she’s doing to help more females become involved in the profession.

Oct 28, 2017

Al Gore and Lance Cayko of F9 Productions and Inside the Firm Podcast share with us what they’ve learned from graduating during a recession, taking on freelance work, and building their own firm. They’ve experienced so much in such a short amount of time including being on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living.

Oct 27, 2017

Eric Lussier of Let’s Fix Construction shares how he and Cherise Lakeside started the blog and what’s in store for the future including a new podcast. In addition, Eric shares his experience in the field of construction, why we should be sharing knowledge with each other and the power of networking with older generations to learn as much as we can.

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