Ko Wibowo received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia in 1994. He was amazed by the capability of Western and Japanese architects in design. He had learned the technical side of architecture and was a practicing architect in Indonesia but felt a lack of understanding of how to produce great design in architecture.

He then continued his architectural education in the U.S. at Texas A&M to pursue his search of design understanding and, equally important, learn the progress and history of architecture. Going through two very different approaches to education in the East and West equipped him with capabilities rarely possessed by any architects: in both technical and design aspects of architecture, traditional Eastern and classical Western architecture understanding, Eastern and Western urban planning, as well as cultural impact on architecture.