Thai Architecture

Architecture is a major part of Thailand's rich cultural legacy. It reflects both the challenges of living in Thailand such as the extreme climate as well as important symbols that are central to the Thai people's sense of community and religious belief. Also influenced by many of the neighbouring countries, architecture around Thailand also varies significantly depending on the region. From houses on stilts to intricately designed religious buildings, studying architecture in Thailand will open your eyes to a variety of influences, symbols and natural elements.


Thai Architecture
  • Consult with clients to determine type, style and purpose of renovations or new building construction being considered
  • Become familiar with building design concepts and plans describing design specifications, building materials, costs and construction schedules
  • Help prepare sketches and models for clients
  • Observe the preparation of drawings, specifications and other construction documents for use by contractors and tradespersons
  • Prepare bidding documents, participate in contract negotiations and award construction contracts
  • Help monitor activities on construction sites to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Conduct feasibility studies and financial analyses of building projects
  • Tour historical building to study architectural design and influences

Architects may specialize in a particular type of construction such as residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.