Ricardo Bak Gordon was born in Lisbon in 1967. He graduated in 1990 at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. During his studies he also attended Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto and Politecnico di Milano.
He is currently a visiting professor in the Integrated Master Degree (MSc) in Architecture at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon. He has also lectured and/or attended as visiting professor at several universities and institutions such as the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Universidade Lusíada, the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Universidad de Salamanca, Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Politecnico di Milano, Universitá Cá Foscari, Venice, Universitá degli Studi di Sassari, Academmia di Architettura di Mendrizio, Hochschule Luzern, Universität Liechtenstein, Trinity College, Dublin, Universidade de Brasília, Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, the Ozone Foundation in Tokyo, the Universitá IUAV di Venezia and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona.
His activity as an architect has been developed since 1990, and in the year 2002 he created the studio Bak Gordon Arquitectos, where currently works.
He was the author of the Portugal Pavilion in ExpoZaragoza 2008, of the Portugal Pavilion in São Paulo Biennial 2007 and of the exhibition project in the first edition of Lisbon International Architecture Trienal 2007.
His work as an architect was presented in different exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Macau, South Korea and Japan; and published on prestigious editions of the specialty.
He was a nominee for the Mies van der Rohe prize in 2009 and 2011; winner of the FAD Prize 2011 (Barcelona, Spain) and BIAU Prize 2012 (Cádiz, Spain). He was one of Portugal’s representatives at the Venice Biennale in 2010 and 2012.