Ricardo established Safdie Rabines Architects in 1993 with his wife and partner, Taal Safdie.

Along with Taal, Ricardo oversees and participates in the management of all projects, working with the project team to direct the design effort from the development of concept sketches and evolution of detailed architectural language to the final selection of finishes and materials. He participates in all presentations and work sessions with clients, users and authorities having jurisdiction over the project.