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Jul 8, 2019

In today’s episode, Leah Bayer joins the podcast to talk about her path to becoming an architect and how she created her place in the field.

Jun 17, 2019

In today’s episode, Mark LePage joins the podcast to talk about what he’s been up to since the last time he joined the podcast. 

Jun 10, 2019

In today’s episode, Brian Penschow joins the podcast to talk about his journey to becoming an architect and what he’s working on now. 

Jun 3, 2019

In today’s episode, Brian Buirge joins the podcast to talk about his background, his business, his upcoming keynote speech for the Young Architect Conference, and his soon-to-be-published book. 

May 27, 2019

In today’s episode, Adam and Monica Denais join the podcast to talk about Adam’s path to an architecture career and the app that Adam and Monica are working on to help new and aspiring architects. 

May 20, 2019

In today’s episode, Luke Arehart joins the Young Architect Podcast to talk about volunteering and mentorship, networking, and the different ways to apply the lessons learned in architecture school. 

May 7, 2019

Christian Fraser joins the Young Architect Podcast for this episode to talk about his path to a career in architecture, his planned workshop for the Young Architect Conference, and how a toy called Kendama has led him to travel and meet people all over the world. 

Apr 30, 2019

Join the Young Architect Business Manager Joanna LaBounty to discuss passing the exams, architecture conferences and managing a fast paced business. 

Mar 22, 2019

Join Young Architect Conference Speaker, Ashlee Klevens to discuss nailing that job interview, how to ask for a raise and take your career to the next level!

Mar 6, 2019

Join Young Architect's Founder Michael Riscica as he fills you in with what is happening with the Young Architect Conference.   This conference is for the community, by the community and specifically planned with the next generation of Architects in mind!  

Feb 5, 2019

Hyperfine ArchitectureBen Norkin ArchitectureBen Norkin joins the Young Architect Podcast for this episode to talk about his ARE study courses, how teaching courses has changed his life, and what it’s like moving into self-employment as an architect. 

Dec 28, 2018

President and CEO of the Charette Venture Group, Todd Reding, joins us for a special podcast this week to talk about the 2019 Business Plan Competition.  This competition is for small architecture firms with an innovative plan for growth.

Dec 19, 2018

AIAS Northeast Quad Director, Michael Chiappa, joins us on the Young Architect Podcast to share what double majoring in improvisational theater has taught him about architecture, why our lives aren’t meant to follow just one singular path, and the importance of good physical and mental wellness as an architecture student and beyond. 

Oct 1, 2018

Executive Director of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Nick Serfass joins Michael to dive deep into all the events, programs, contest, and conferences that AIAS hosts to help students network with professionals, plan for their career, and understand what a career in architecture looks like. 

Sep 25, 2018

Architect and Incoming At-Large Director to the AIA National Board, Jessica Sheridan, explains why relationships and people are more important just design and ideas, why it’s okay to take your time with the AREs, and why getting experience with internships during her undergrad and MArch can make a huge difference in your transition from student life to starting your career.

Sep 21, 2018

Hosts of The Midnight Charette Podcast, Architect, David Lee, with Architectural Designer, Marina Bourderonnet, dive deep into their own personal stories to share what inspires them every day to work in the architecture industry, why you shouldn’t be afraid to leave your current job role for another, and how to ask for more challenging or different tasks at work that will help you develop the career you want. 

Sep 7, 2018

Architect at Cashin Associates, AIA Long Island Women in Architecture Co- Chair, AIA Young Architects Forum Regional Director and 2019 Presidential Elect of AIA Long Island, Graciela Carrillo, joins us to share how she went from being an architect in Colombia to the USA, how she buckled down and prepared for the AREs with excellent time management skills, and the key ingredient to live a work-life balance that makes you happy.  

Aug 23, 2018

CEO of the Construction Specifications Institute, Mark Dorsey, joins the Young Architect Podcast to share what you should look for in an association you’re interested in joining, how to be a leader in your network, and how to work with people of different backgrounds and personalities.

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.  

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