Ricardo studied at the Mackenzie University in Brazil, graduating at the end of 2005 with a master's in architecture. He went on to work for a main contractor as a site architect and grew his experience in the construction field before gaining interest in Sustainable Design. After moving to London in 2008, Ricardo attained his MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association. Following this he sedimented his Sustainability knowledge in a London-based environmental consultancy before joining Foster + Partners in 2011. He most notably worked on the New BBC HQ in Cardiff and a private residence in Cheshire. Currently he is involved in projects in Dubai, Australia and KSA.