The Young Architect Podcast

By Architect Michael Riscica

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Discussing the future of Architecture with the leaders in the profession!

Episode Date
183- Being Persistent and Achieving Success with Architect Rita Ho

Architect Rita Ho discusses the importance being persistent and staying the course through hard times and not giving up on your dreams.

Jun 09, 2022
182 - Mental Health in Architecture: Tips for Staying Focused with Architect Michelle Moyer
Learn why Mental Health in Architecture is so important to a healthy work-life balance. Enjoy this podcast with Michelle Moyer!
May 24, 2022
181 - Why Mentorship is Important with Tats Nakagawa

Learn why mentorship is important to succeed in any career, but especially in the Architecture industry.  Enjoy this podcast with Tats Nakagawa.

May 12, 2022
180 - Starting an Architecture Firm After Working Internationally

Architect Abdallah El Cherbini joins me to tell his story about taking the ARE Boot Camp, his journey getting licensed with NCARB’s Foreign Architect Path and what it’s like starting his own architecture firm in New York City.

Apr 25, 2022
179 - Going Full Circle in Your Career with Architect Chris Colby
In today’s episode, Architect Chris Colby talks about how to elevate your career and overcome obstacles in the profession.
Apr 05, 2022
178 - Overcoming Ineffective Leadership and “Bad Bosses” with Architect Shawna Mabie
In today’s episode, Architect Shawna Mabie tells us about her history with “bad bosses” and how to avoid becoming one yourself.
Mar 24, 2022
177 - Uncovering the Next Step with Architect Brad Michael

In today’s episode, Architect Brad Michael explains how pursuing licensure and taking the AREs elevated his business.

Mar 15, 2022
176 -Examining Both Sides of Mentorship with Travis Krimmel
 In today’s episode of the Young Architect Architect podcast, Travis Krimmel talks about the importance of mentorship and how it propelled his career.
Mar 01, 2022
175 - Improvement Through Studying with LeEllen Lewis

In today’s episode, Architect LeEllen Lewis discusses her architecture career and her path toward licensing.

Dec 27, 2021
174-Building a Better World with Gwendoline Albright

In today’s episode of the Young Architect podcast, Gwendoline Albright discusses architecture as a ministry.

Dec 15, 2021
173 - The Unexpected Aspiring Architect with Nathan Taylor

In today’s episode, Nathan Taylor talks about studying art, traveling to China, and deciding to study architecture.

Dec 07, 2021
172 - Conquering Fear of Failure with Leslie Norton

In today’s episode, Architect Leslie Norton discusses her career path, starting her own business, and taking the ARE tests.

Dec 01, 2021
171 - The Importance of Networking and Building Relationships with Glen Urena

In today’s episode, Glen Urena explains how he got into architecture and how he transitioned to owning his own business.

Nov 25, 2021
170 - Chasing Your Niche with Patricia Ashleigh

In today’s episode, designer Patricia Ashleigh discusses her career path, her side-hustle, and the Young Architect community

Nov 19, 2021
169 - Knowing What You Have to Offer with Jessica Gardenhire

In today’s episode, architect Jessica Gardenhire discusses architecture exams, mental health, and diversity in architecture.

Sep 28, 2021
168 - Building Architecture Communities with Stephen Drew

In today’s episode, architect Stephen Drew discusses recruitment, job hunting, and Architecture Social.

Sep 17, 2021
167-The Power of Diversity with Parva Markiw

In today’s episode, architect Parva Markiw discusses getting through the architect exam, getting involved in the community, and the importance of representation in architecture.

Sep 08, 2021
166 - The Intersection of Design and Politics with Ace Houston

In today’s episode, architect Andrew Houston discusses running for mayor, projects he’s working on, and his proposal for the upcoming Young Architect Conference.

Aug 26, 2021
165 - Designing for Change with Nikki Crane

In today’s episode, Nikki Crane discusses what led her to architecture and how she’s moving forward.

Aug 24, 2021
164 - Connecting with the Architect Audience with Jason Boyle

In today’s episode, architect Jason Boyle discusses getting an architecture degree in the UK, networking, and the Clubhouse app.

Aug 13, 2021
163 - Finding the Opportunities with Deborah M. Deck

In today’s episode, Deborah Deck discusses switching from law to architecture, understanding diversity, and studying for the exams.

Aug 09, 2021
162 - Enjoying the Moment with Saritza Martinez

In today’s episode, Saritza Martinez discusses architecture exams, mentorship, and the impact of gratitude.

Aug 02, 2021
161 - Take Your Career by the Reins with Abby Benjamin

In today’s episode, Architect Abby Benjamin discusses her career path and being a licensing advisor.

Jul 12, 2021
160 - Architecture, Yoga and Mental Health with Perla Muller

In today’s episode, Architect Perla Muller discusses Boot Camp, exams, and yoga.

Jun 30, 2021
159 - Making Systems that Work for You with Jan Millan

In today’s episode of The Young Architect Podcast, Jan Millan explains what he loves about Archicad, what he thinks about the Young Architect Conference, and why you shouldn’t call unlicensed architects “interns”. Check it out here!

Jun 22, 2021
158 - Nonlinear Paths with Nora Hyasat

In today's episode, Nora Hyasat discusses the tools of architecture and teaching through Covid-19.

Jun 14, 2021
157 - Translating Architecture with Gloria Kloter

In today’s episode, Architect Gloria Kloter discusses moving to the United States, starting a business, and parenting as an architect.

Jun 07, 2021
156 - Architecture: Not for the Faint of Heart with Meeta Morrison

In today’s episode, Architect and business owner Meeta Morrison discusses her path to becoming an Architect and how she started her business.

May 28, 2021
155 - Don’t Do it Alone with Virginia Bosworth

In today’s episode, Virginia Bosworth discusses her experiences with testing and Boot Camp.

May 18, 2021
154-Art in Architecture with Tony Sierra

In today’s episode, Antonio Sierra talks about architecture school, the Young Architect Conference, and his artwork.

May 12, 2021
153 - Always be Kind with Susan Alvarez

In today’s episode, Susan Alvarez discusses her career, family, and experiences with the Young Architect boot camp and conference series.

Apr 28, 2021
152 - ARE Success: Self vs. Teamwork with Julie Foley

In today’s episode, Julie Foley discusses her career, her exam experience, and what she thinks about the Young Architect Conference.

Apr 21, 2021
151 - Making Your Voice Heard with Paul Keskeys

In today’s episode, Architect Paul Keskeys talks about becoming an Architect and finding his way to Architizer.

Apr 13, 2021
150 - Forging Your Own Path with Lauren Libertad Harris

In today’s episode, architect Lauren Libertad Harris her inspiration for going into architecture and her unusual college experience.

Apr 09, 2021
149 - Progress, Not Perfection with Emily Burton

In today’s episode, Architect Emily Burton discusses her long road to passing the AREs.

Mar 29, 2021
148 - The Light at the End of the Exams with Kristen Stanford

In today’s episode, Architect Kristen Stanford discusses the difficulty of the architecture exams and the value of thinking about the future.

Mar 12, 2021
147 - Efficiency and Effectiveness with Caelan Huntress

In today’s episode, marketing expert Caelan Huntress discusses productivity, efficiency, and marketing.

Mar 01, 2021
146 - Building Successes with Failures with Juan Alvarez

In today’s episode, Juan Alvarez discusses his ARE journey and his furniture designs.

Feb 25, 2021
145 - Teaching and Learning with Elizabeth Lockwood

In today’s episode, interior designer Elizabeth Lockwood discusses her education, the benefits of lifelong learning, and her career trajectory.

Feb 08, 2021
144 - Rising to Challenges Together with Muna Shahrori

In today’s episode, architect Muna Shahrori discusses how she became an architect and tackling the ARE exams.

Jan 05, 2021
143 - Understanding Architecture as a Business with Mike Celauro

In today’s episode, Mike Celauro discusses the business side of architecture.

Dec 16, 2020
142 - Propel Your Business Forward with Jamie Teasdale

In today’s episode, Jamie Teasdale discusses her career, her early fascination with commercials, and how she helps small businesses grow.

Dec 03, 2020
141 - Design a Balanced Life with Feyi Quadri

In today’s episode, Feyi Quadri discusses balancing work and studying without losing your creativity.

Nov 20, 2020
140 - Run to the Challenge with Julia Jack

In today’s episode, Architect Julia Jack discusses team building, architect exams, and the importance of understanding your why.

Nov 18, 2020
139 - Giving Back with Yoselim Bravo

In today’s episode Yoselim Bravo discusses growing up in Peru, becoming an architect in the US, and the importance of volunteer work

Nov 13, 2020
138 - The Value of Partnership with James Garrett

In today’s episode, architect James Garrett discusses becoming an architect and the arc of progress in architecture.

Nov 09, 2020
137 - Reimagining Urban Living with Gregory Minott

In today’s episode, architect Gregory Minnot discusses his path to architecture and to starting his own firm in the US.

Nov 06, 2020
136 - The Effects of Culture and Community on Architecture with Marsha McDonald

In today’s episode, Marsha McDonald discusses community, diversity, and setting young people up for success.

Nov 02, 2020
135 - Madame Architect with Julia Gamolina

In today’s episode, architect Julia Gamolina discusses her background, her work, and her platform, Madame Architect.

Oct 22, 2020
134 - Building Without Burnout with Saadiah Angster

In today’s episode, Saadiah Angster discusses burnout and the importance of taking a break.

Oct 16, 2020
133 - Giving Back Through Mentorship with Bill Martin

In today’s episode, architect Bill Martin discusses his career, sustainability in architecture, and the importance of mentorship.

Oct 12, 2020
132 - Building Positive Change with Wandile Mthiyane

In today’s episode, architect Wandile Mthiyane talks about what he’s been up to since his last appearance on the podcast and what he has coming up in the future.

Oct 05, 2020
131 - Learning Beyond Architecture School with Emma Greenberg

In today’s episode, Emma Greenberg joins the podcast to talk about architecture exams, building a brand, and connecting with clients.

Sep 23, 2020
130 - Blogging and Architecture with Briana Fountain

In today’s episode, Briana Fountain discusses her career, overcoming imposter syndrome, and attending the Young Architect Summer Series.

Sep 17, 2020
129 - Being Your Real Self with Tim Ung

In today’s episode, architect Tim Ung discusses how he became an architect and the importance of building a brand.

Sep 15, 2020
128 - The Melody of Design with Cam Featherstonhaugh

In today’s episode, architect Cam Featherstonhaugh talks about CSI, interdisciplinary cooperation, and music in relation to architecture.

Sep 11, 2020
127 - Art in Architecture with Juan Gomez

In today’s episode, architect Juan Gomez talks about becoming an architect, Archicad software, and taking a chance on his own business.

Sep 08, 2020
126 - Lifting Your Weight with Anthony Owens

In today’s episode, architect Anthony Owens discusses architecture, weightlifting, and the importance of finding your niche.

Sep 04, 2020
125 - Architecture Love with Safari Love

In today’s episode, architecture student Safari Love discusses his winding road to architecture school.

Aug 30, 2020
124 - The Other Side of the Architecture Industry with Brent Williams

In today’s episode, architect Brent Williams talks about architecture, product distribution, cycling, and more.

Aug 26, 2020
123 - Go For It with Natasha Ayala Mercado

In today’s episode, architect Natasha Ayala discusses the AREs, ARE boot camp, and the Young Architect Conference.

Aug 20, 2020
122 - Diversity in Architecture with Jared Smith

In today’s episode, architect Jared Smith discusses real estate development, diversity in architecture, and why it’s important to get licensed early.

Aug 12, 2020
121 - Understanding Finance as an Architect with Christiana Copper

In today’s episode, architect Christian Copper talks about overcoming shyness, getting licensed, and what architects need to know about finance.

Aug 03, 2020
120 - Serving Your Community with Charles Hendricks

In today’s episode, architect Charles Hendricks discusses becoming an architect, overcoming difficulty, and serving your community. 

Jul 09, 2020
119 - Architectural Specifications with Melody Stinson

In today’s episode, architect Melody Stinson discusses specs, licensing, and moving to Portland. 

Jul 07, 2020
118 - Making Your Passion Count with Farah Ahmad

In today’s episode, Farah Ahmad joins the podcast to talk about sustainable architecture, the licensing journey, and being an architect on social media.  

Jul 01, 2020
117 - From Artist to Architect with Christine Monaghan

In today’s episode, Christine Monaghan joins the podcast to talk about becoming an architect, taking the AREs, and being a mom and architect at the same time. 

Jun 29, 2020
116 - Useful Waste with Julia Mollner

In today’s episode, Julia Mollner joins the podcast to talk about her current projects, how architects can also get in front of audiences, and her experience with the AREs.  

Jun 24, 2020
115 - The Nontraditional Architecture Student with Becky Fuller

In today’s episode, Becky Fuller joins the podcast to talk about architecture school, going back to architecture school as an older student, and studying for the AREs. 

Jun 15, 2020
114- The Transfer of Knowledge with Randy Wilburn

In today’s episode, Randy Wilburn joins the podcast to talk about working in the design space, the importance of continuing to learn, and how to think about the transfer of knowledge from older professionals to younger ones.

Jun 12, 2020
113 - Push Yourself Forward with Chris Gutierrez

In today’s episode, Chris Gutierrez joins the podcast to talk about architecture school, studying for licensing exams, and how the coronavirus quarantines are affecting his work. 

Jun 06, 2020
112 - Empowering Emerging Professionals with Cherise Lakeside

In today’s episode, Cherise Lakeside joins the podcast to talk about working with young professionals, the importance of mentors and her new role as a CSI fellow.  

Jun 01, 2020
111 - The Changing Face of Architecture with Michele Hottel

In today’s episode, Michele Hottel joins the podcast to talk about becoming an architect, AIA membership and working as a solo practitioner while parenting. 

May 28, 2020
110 - Supporting Women in Architecture with Joann Lui

In today’s episode, Joann Lui joins the podcast to talk about starting college at the age of 16 in a new country, leadership and mentorship, and avoiding burnout. 

May 18, 2020
109 - Arts in Architecture with Sarah Killingsworth

In today’s episode, Sarah Killingsworth joins the podcast to talk about her architecture school path, the ARE exams, and how architecture can impact the community. 

May 15, 2020
108 - Admitting What You Don’t Know with Marina Curac

In today’s episode, Marina Curac joins the podcast to talk about exploring other cultures, completing architecture school, and studying for the architect exams.  

May 11, 2020
107 - Be Rebellious with David Lee

In today’s episode, David Lee joins the podcast to talk about moving away from New York, changes in architecture education, and hosting a podcast. 

May 08, 2020
106 - Making Your Goals a Priority with Ashley Bell Davis

In today’s episode, Ashley Bell Davis joins the podcast to talk about goals, architecture school, and taking the architecture exams. 

May 04, 2020
105 - Persisting Through with Marina Bourderonnet

In today’s episode, Marina Bourderonnet joins the podcast to talk about moving and changing directions, starting a firm, and taking the architecture exams

Apr 24, 2020
104 - Building Better Mental Health with Monica Denais

In today’s episode, Monica Denais joins the podcast to talk about being a counselor, counseling architecture students, and speaking at the 2020 Young Architect Conference.  

Apr 18, 2020
103 - Seeking Wellness with Michael LaValley

In today’s episode, Michael LaValley joins the podcast to talk about Evolving Architect and recovering from burnout. 

Apr 04, 2020
102 - Designing Your Future from Within with Kevin Bruno

In today’s episode, Kevin Bruno joins the podcast to talk about technology in architecture, Spartan racing, and establishing goals for work and life. 

Mar 27, 2020
101 - It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint with Kiara Luers

In today’s episode, Kiara Luers joins the podcast to talk about architecture, the ARE exams, and proving people wrong. 

Mar 12, 2020
100 - Michael Riscica and Jamie O’Brien’s 100th Episode Special

In today’s episode, Jamie O’Brien joins the podcast to talk about friendship, teaching kindergarten, and how architecture factors in.  

Mar 12, 2020
099 - What is Urban Acupuncture? with Sherryl Muriente

In today’s episode, Sherryl Muriente joins the podcast to talk about architecture, urban placemaking, and using your work to create change.  

Mar 04, 2020
098 - Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson

In today’s episode, Christine Williamson joins the podcast to talk about changing careers, teaching and pursuing knowledge, and learning to look at things in different ways.

Feb 27, 2020
097 - 5 Aspects of Workplace Culture with Rachel Gresham

In today’s episode, Rachel Gresham joins the podcast to talk about boundaries, mentoring, and speaking at the Young Architect Conference.

Feb 18, 2020
096 - Architectural Stories with Justin Banda

In today’s episode, Justin Banda joins the podcast to talk about becoming an architect, getting involved in professional groups, and connecting people and ideas. 

Feb 04, 2020
095 - Historical Architecture with Shannon Sardell

In today’s episode, Shannon Sardell joins the podcast to talk about getting interested in architecture, working with historic buildings, and attending the Young Architect Conference.

Jan 10, 2020
094 - Building the Right Study Tools with Karin Bell

In today’s episode, Karin Bell joins the podcast to talk about architecture school and studying for the ARE.

Dec 20, 2019
093 - Entrepreneurship in Architecture with Leah Baker

In today’s episode, Leah Baker joins the podcast to talk about becoming an architect, becoming an entrepreneur and attending the Young Architect Conference.

Dec 11, 2019
092 - The Architecture of Memes with Ryan Scavnicky

In today’s episode, Ryan Scavnicky joins the podcast to talk about architecture, memes, and what he’s working on.


Dec 03, 2019
091 - Educating with Kindness with Joel Hall

In today’s episode, Joel Hall joins the podcast to talk about his thoughts on education and architecture and how he teaches kindness.  

Nov 18, 2019
090 - The Intersection of Architecture and Technology with Razan Altiraifi

In today’s episode, Razan Altiraifi joins the podcast to talk about her path to a career in architecture.

Nov 12, 2019
089 - Four Ridiculous Contradictions in Building Science with Michael Ermann

Young Architect –Michael ErmannIn today’s episode, Michael Ermannjoins the podcast to talk about four counterintuitive findings in building science

Oct 31, 2019
088 - Eyes on the Future with Ace Houston

In today’s episode, Ace Houston joins the podcast to talk about architecture school, winning the MVP award at the Young Architect Conference, and opening his own firm

Oct 30, 2019
087 - The Responsibility of Resilience with Illya Azaroff

In today’s episode, Illya Azaroff joins the podcast to talk about his background, his work, and the projects he’s excited about now.

Oct 23, 2019
086 - ¡Mujeres en Arquitectura! with Gloria and Graciela

The guests of today´s podcast, architects Gloria Kloter and Graciela Carrillo talk about their past, how they arrived in the United States, the difficulties they had while trying to establish themselves as architects, and all the professional achievements they have achieved due to their tenacity.

Oct 17, 2019
085 - Good Morning to Greatness with Chad Diamond Dann

In today’s episode, Chad talks about his experiences following and filming your host, Mike Riscica, including his personal highlights from the Young Architect Conference. He also discusses what he’s excited about right now and the meaning behind his saying, “good morning to greatness.”


Oct 09, 2019
084 - Finding Your Bright Side with John Maternoski

In today’s episode, John Maternoski joins the podcast to talk about his architecture career and what he’s learned along the way.

Oct 04, 2019