This paper is part of the participatory action research on ‘Architecture for Community
Empowering’ project, which has been on-going since 2007. The project emerged from
expressed need of local communities to preserve the traditional Thai house as a cultural
heritage. A curriculum was developed to provide training on the features of Thai-
housing, construction and preservation to empower communities to share and spread
this traditional wisdom. Trainees also developed a more profound appreciation for
the Thai architectural heritage. This curriculum is the first of its kind in Thailand,
and the training is being replicated in other communities in the country.