Ricardo Bak Gordon was born in Lisbon in 1967, and studied in Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, in Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and in the Milan Polytechnic Institute. He graduated in 1990. During that year he created the Vilela & Gordon atelier, together with Carlos Vilela Lúcio.
In the year 2000 he created the atelier Bak Gordon Arquitectos, where he currently works. Among the works and competitions he participated in are, the first prize of the international competition for the Residence of the Portuguese Embassy in Brasilia, Brasil, the first prize of the international competition for the 1st Lisbon Architecture Triennale , the first prize of the competition for Portuguese Pavilion in ExpoZaragoza 2008, the requalification projects for the schools and most recently as the contact office for the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the new Carriage Museum in Lisbon.
He has been a project assistant in Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, Universidade Moderna de Lisboa, most recently in IST and was a tutor of the degree in architecture in Escola Superior Artística do Porto and, participated in several international seminars of architecture.