An accomplished architect, Gordon founded his own firm and is the first Asian-American to attain the position of National President of the 95,000 member American Institute of Architects (AIA). Long a progressive voice within the profession, Gordon has advocated for architects to assume a strategic role in shaping public policy and challenged them to generously involve their communities. An active community member himself, Gordon has served on seven city, state, and national planning commissions, including as Chair of the Design Review Commission in Lafayette. In 2022, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Healthcare Facility Design by the AIA. In addition to designing healthcare facilities and senior housing and engaging in community planning, he is an advocate for concepts related to aging in place and age-friendly communities. Gordon and his wife Dorian reside in Lafayette and enjoy spending time outdoors, playing golf and fly fishing.