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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 but found limited with his own. He had learned the technical side of architecture and was a practicing architect in Indonesia but felt the lack of understanding on how to produce great designs in architecture.

He then continued his architectural education at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas to pursue his Master of Architecture in search of understanding design and, equally important, the progress and history of architecture. It was a challenging process to go through design education where practicality and technical considerations were almost non-existence in American architecture schools.

Going through very different approaches of education in East and West equipped him with capabilities in both technical and design aspects of architecture, traditional eastern and classical western architecture understanding, eastern and western urban planning as well as the cultural impact on architecture. Being able to bring the best of two worlds has become his strength and provided wisdom in architectural design.

Understanding all sides of issues and balancing the delicate and differing design strategies become his approach to great architecture throughout his career.

In addition to practicing architecture, Ko Wibowo also teaches urban design courses at the University of Washington, Tacoma.


2021American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region Presentation: AIA Committee on Design and San Francisco/ Silicon Valley Domestic Conference 2019 Overview
2019 - 2022American Institute of Architect (AIA) Committee on Design (COD)
2019Tacoma Community College Humanities 101 Guest Lecturer: Elements of Architecture and Their Influences
2019Franke Tobey Jones Senior University Guest Lecturer: A Brief History of Architecture
2018Tacoma Community College Humanities 101 Guest Lecturer: Elements of Architecture and Their Influences
2017University of Washington Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Seminar Course Guest Lecturer: Survey of Architectural Influences from The Beginning to The Future
2017Conversations RE: Tacoma 2017 (Immigration and The Shape of Our City) 10x10 Third Lecture Series (Creating Tacoma) Speaker: My Architectural Journey to Tacoma.
2014 - presentUrban Design Program Part-time Lecturer at University of Washington Tacoma Urban Studies Department
2014AIA Seattle (American Institute of Architects Seattle Chapter) Award of Honor Winner for Stevens Addition
2014Dwell on Design Conference June 21, 2014: The Supportive Home: Healing Spaces for a Homeowner with Alzheimer's
2013LEED Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C)
2012President of AIASWW Chapter
2009 - 2021Conversation RE: Tacoma Lecture Series, Chair/Founder
2008 - presentLEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Accredited Professional
2000 - presentRegistered Architect in WA
2000 - presentMember of American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington (AIASWW) Chapter