DS. Pangestuti received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1990. In 1992 she won Fulbright Hay Scholarship and studied for two years at the Departement of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University. In 1995 she received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Ohio State University.
Prior joining in the founding of PT. Antarindo Reka Dimensi in (ARD-Design) 1996 Tuti has been practising master planning and urban design since her undergraduate years.