Modernism and western influence has seen major erosion of authentic values and cultural heritage of many communities. For Bukusu people, it started after the introduction of religion and the early colonial rule. To date, the original Bukusu house does not exist since the structures have transformed and in light of this, the author wasable to study and document the traditional architecture of the Bukusu in this era since most literature is based on anthropological study. The author undertook an exploratory research where case study method was extensively used for a period of four weeks. Observation, photography and unstructured interviews were the most appropriate methods used in collecting the data.
Purposive sampling and cluster random sampling were used in selecting the major areas of investigation and presented using measured drawings and photographs. The collected data was later on compared and analysed to find patterns that reveal the architectural constants. Existing structures too follow the same planning principles though they have different forms, materials and technology. The study recommends application of Bukusu architectural constants in future developments so as to have regional identity that the locals can be identified with.