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Mar 15, 2018

In this episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke to his good friend, Ruben Ramales, about his involvement in various 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

In this episode of the Young Architect Podcast, Michael spoke to architect, speaker and author of the book, Design for Good, John Cary 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.

Oct 27, 2017

Architect, Father, and now Business Owner, Josh Kunkel, shares how he combined skills and began a side firm with his wife and father. Plus, you’ll learn how he helped develop an awesome ARE study group and what he’s learned about managing his own time.

Oct 13, 2017

Former NCARB President and Architect, Kristine Harding, shares what changes have been happening within NCARB and how it has improved over the years. Plus, she shares what it’s like to be an aviation architect and her tips for taking the ARE exams.

Sep 27, 2017

Architect Nick Caravella shares what it’s been like to start over in a new city as well as his views on community, leadership, and mentorship.  As you will find out, a good mentorship relationship is really key to helping young architects grow and develop their careers.

Sep 27, 2017

Former AIA Young Architect Regional Director and Architect, Kurt Neiswender, joins Michael Riscica to discuss the various studying and work he’s done throughout the US, his decisions to study Urban Design, and what he’s been doing to help the city of Flint, Michigan.

Sep 26, 2017

Co-Owner and Designer at Propel Studio Architecture and Website Founder of Talkitect, Lucas Gray, shares his experience and insight about working abroad, starting your own firm, and following a “non-traditional” career path in the field of architecture.  

Sep 25, 2017

The Young Architect Podcast Reviews: Why You Should or SHOULD NOT Become an Architect. 

Sep 1, 2017

The AIAS 2016-2017 Vice President, Rachel Law, spoke with Young Architect Podcast Host, Michael Riscica, about what she has helped to accomplish during her term, her job hunt experience, and why we shouldn’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to new challenges.

Aug 16, 2017

Executive Director of both AIA New Orleans and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation, Joel Pominville, gives us the latest updates about his local architecture community, how real-life ARE study groups can help motivate students to study, and why it’s so important to live by your passion.

Aug 13, 2017

Drew Paul Bell, shares his insight, tips, and advice to what to expect from architecture school, the AREs, and beyond. For anyone who’s feel discouraged early on in in their college career, this is a great interview to get some positive motivation. 

Aug 11, 2017

Architect and 2017 National Associates Committee Chair of the AIA, Korey White, shares how her committee is teaming up with others to expand their abilities and increase their strengths to helping emerging professionals.

Jul 5, 2017

AIAS National Vice President and Master's Student for Architecture and Environmental Design at Montana State University, Elizabeth Seidel, shares her architecture journey and what’s next for her as she takes on her new role.

Jun 25, 2017

Architectural Historian and Positively Portland Walking Tour Guide, Eric Wheeler, shares his love for history, architecture, and teaching and how he learned to be more observant of architectural designs by working alongside architects as a Real Estate Appraiser and Heritage Tourism Consultant in Wisconsin.

Jun 2, 2017

Architect Donna Sink shares her experience of moving to different parts of the USA with her family to work, the multiple challenges she faced, and how she was able to rebuild her network and grow her career even more in each city.

May 22, 2017

Architect and NCARB Examination Director, Jared Zurn, shares how to prepare for the latest ARE 5.0, what to expect from ARE 5.0 compared to 4.0, and the benefits of focusing on each singular task compared to multitasking. 

May 19, 2017

Architect Samantha Markham shares how her blog, Aspiring Architect, got its start in addition to her experience helping to grow and manage AIA committees along with creating networking events for students and professionals.

May 8, 2017

A little pep talk for the person who is stuck in the middle of taking the Architect Exam. 

May 4, 2017

Architect Jared Smith shares his experience working in New York City, raising a family, and what to do if you fail a ARE. As a member of both the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and the New York Coalition of Black Architects (NYCOBA), Jared is helping young minorities begin and grow their careers in the field of architecture.

May 1, 2017

Architect Stephen Parker discusses how advocacy for the profession of architecture is an opportunity to help our communities.  

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