2013 Annual Report Released!
See the difference Build Change made in 2013. Check out our 2013 annual report.
Women of Influence - Fall 2014
June 4, 2014. "The Rise of Social Enterprise" by Rhea Seymour
Elizabeth Hausler Strand discusses Build Change and its emphasis on empowering women and encouraging women engineers. Read the article.
Public Interest Design
June 4, 2014. "Autodesk Tech Impact Recipient: Build Change"
The Autodesk Technology Impact Program donates software to nonprofits that use design to solve epic challenges. Build Change was a recipient of this generous grant.
The Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Blog
March 28, 2014. "Can a House Be Typhoon-Proof and Earthquake-Proof at the Same Time?"
Aurora Alemendral interviews Gordon Goodell, Build Change's chief operating officer, about rebuilding in the Philippines, for The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities blog. Learn more here.
February 12, 2014. "Sogesol et Build Change lancent ''Kredi Bèlkay''" (Trans: "Sogesol and Build Change launch "Kredi Bèlkay"")
Sogesol is helping rebuild Haiti by joining Build Change to launch a new microfinance program, called, 'Bèlkay Kredi'. Learn more here.
February 2, 2014. "Building back better: Lessons from Aceh, Sichuan and Haiti"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand writes about the opportunities to build back better in post-disaster situations. Available here.
December 3, 2013. "What kind of philanthropist are you? A how-to for aligning your giving with your personal values"
Build Change is noted as an example of a nonprofit which is reinventing existing patterns to create long-term change. Available here.
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
November 19, 2013. "Lo que América Latina necesita saber acerca de los terremotos"
November 18, 2013. "NPR's All Things Considered: How And Where Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?"
Build Change is interviewed about reconstruction in post-disaster situations. Read and listen to the story here.
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge
August 21, 2013. "The Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2013 Semi-Finalists"
Build Change is selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Established in 2007, the Buckminster Fuller Challenge aims to support the development and implementation of solutions with significant potential to solve the world's most pressing problems in the shortest possible time while enhancing the Earth's ecological integrity. Read more.
June 17, 2013. "Warga Lubuk Alung Bersaing Ketat Produksi Bata Terkuat"
Build Change held a “Better Building Materials” community event in the Nagari Pasie Alung Lubuk Laweh District in West Sumatra, Indonesia, to determine which brick manufacturer produced the strongest bricks in the area. Click here to learn more.
June 6, 2013. "J/P HRO and Build Change, advocating community involvement"
Lakay Weekly reports on the press conference held by Build Change and J/P HRO on June 3, 2013, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The organizations showcased their progress and explained their mission to the press and to the public. Read the story.
June 7, 2013. "Des recoins de Delmas 32 respirent un air de reconstruction"
Build Change and J/P HRO work in partnership with homeowners and builders to build earthquake-resistant houses and create jobs in Delmas 32. Click here to learn more.
Haiti Press Network
June 4, 2013. "Haïti: le J/P HRO et la Build Change pour le renforcement des maisons classées 'jaune'"
Build Change and J/P HRO work in partnership with homeowners and builders to build earthquake-resistant houses and create jobs in Delmas 32. Read the article here (in French).
June 2013. "2013 SEAONC Scholarships and Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards"
Degenkolb Engineers and Build Change won the Award of Excellence for our Haiti Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Guidelines. This award is for outstanding achievement in the development of structural engineering practice and concepts through the analysis, design, evaluation and/or testing of structures resulting in the preparation of a study, research project, guideline or reference standard. Click here to learn more.
The World Economic Forum
April 25, 2013. "What Latin America Needs to Know About Earthquakes"
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand’s blog on disaster risk reduction is featured on The World Economic Forum’s blog. Read it here.
April 25, 2013. A live interview with Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand at the World Economic Forum on Latin America.
Hans Rothgiesser from Semana Económica interviews Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand at the World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Lima, Peru. Watch the interview.
The Huffington Post
April 23, 2013. "Earthquakes are inevitable. Disasters don't have to be."
Dr. Hausler Strand’s blog on disaster risk reduction is featured on The Huffington Post website. Click here to read the blog.
Signal FM Haiti
April 22, 2013. "Community Meeting on the Application of Seismic Standards in Petit-Goave"
This article (in French) mentions how Build Change supported Panos Caribbean by training journalists in construction messages and participating in a large community meeting about safe construction practices. Read the article.
April 9, 2013. "Ibu Rusi sang Pembuat Bata; Contoh Nyata Kuatnya Seorang Wanita"
This article (in Bahasa Indonesia) features the work Build Change does to help brickmakers near Padang, West Sumatra, produce better building materials. Click here to read the story.
April 2013. “Earthquake-Resistant House Campaign and Demonstration”
This article features the February Build Change Indonesia Grand Opening event in Bandung, West Java. It also highlights the work Build Change is doing to train others about earthquake-resistant design and construction. Click here to read the article.
March 8, 2013. “Women Who Start: Why these entrepreneurs should be honored on International Women’s Day”
For International Women’s Day, Kiva discusses why women make great social entrepreneurs and showcases four women entrepreneurs impacting the world, including Build Change CEO and Founder Elizabeth Hausler Strand. Read more.
See Change Magazine
March 4, 2013. “Women who start: Why these social entrepreneurs are talented in new ways”
Elizabeth Hausler Strand is featured as one of four women social entrepreneurs who are impacting the world and making a difference. Click here to read the article.
January 17 - 23, 2013. "Build Change works with Haitian engineers, contractors to prepare homes for future natural disasters"
Lakay Weekly discusses how Build Change has worked with homeowners, Haiti's Ministry of Public Works and partner organizations and provided technical assistance to help families in Haiti retrofit or build new 1,100 earthquake-resistant homes. The article also highlights the benefits of retrofitting houses versus building temporary shelters after a disaster. View the full story.
December 2012 – Volume 1, Issue 12. "'Build Change' – Builds a Better Future in Seismic Zones"
Built Expressions, a civil engineering and architecture magazine based in India, features Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand and Build Change’s homeowner-driven approach to post-disaster reconstruction. View the full story.
Radar Kepahiyang (Indonesian newspaper)
October 20, 2012. "Build Change Gives Vocational Students a Lesson" (translated)
Build Change's vocational student training program is featured in the Indonesian newspaper Radar Kepahiyang. Read the story (in Indonesian).
June 7, 2012. "Build Change Aims to Render Homes Earthquake-Resistant"
Tate Watkins interviews Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand for this article about the founding of Build Change and how its work has changed earthquake-resistant construction in Haiti. Click here to read the article.
June 6, 2012. "World Habitat Awards 2012: finalists announced!"
Build Change is selected as one of 12 finalists in the 2012 World Habitat Awards for the organization's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Indonesia. View the announcement.
May 28, 2012. "Haiti slowly being rebuilt by locals, charities"
Build Change's Gordon Goodell and Kathleen Jeanty are featured by KSL TV in Salt Lake City Utah. Watch the segment.
May 1, 2012. "Building Change From the Ground Up"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand is featured on the Echoing Green website as part of the site's blog series Unleashing your talent to solve the world's biggest problems. Click here to view the full story.
Huffington Post IMPACT
April 27, 2012. "Design for Good - A Global Movement and Mission"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand and several other social entrepreneurs using good design to solve significant global issues are interviewed for this article.
University of Colorado Denver - On the Horizon
Spring 2012. "Alumni Notes"
The University of Colorado Denver's On the Horizon alumni newsletter mentions Dr. Hausler Strand as the recipient of the Schwab Foundation's 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Click here to see the article.
Next Billion & Ashoka Full Economic Citizenship
April 2, 2012. "The BIG IDEA: Global Spread of Affordable Housing"
This e-book distills the best practices and accomplishments of Build Change and other social enterprises from posts published on Next Billion in collaboration with Ashoka in Q4 2011 under The BIG IDEA series on affordable housing. This e-book is a resource for practitioners and colleagues working in this sector. Access the publication here.
PBS Newshour Online
March 29, 2012. "Colo. Nonprofit Helps Quake Victims Rebuild With Better Techniques"
Dr. Hausler Strand is interviewed by David Pelcyger of PBS Newshour Online: View the full story.
Time for Kids
March 2, 2012. "You've Got Skills - Top Minds"
Dr. Hausler Strand is featured in the You've Got Skills section of the March 2nd issue of Time for Kids. View the article here.
January 31st, 2012. "PhilanthroBuzz - Tips for Non-Profit Partners"
Build Change is featured as a "Success Story" in Universal Giving's membership newsletter PhilanthroBuzz. View the article.
January 23, 2012. "Build Change: Help Build Earthquake-Resistant Homes!"
View the Build Change Impact Opportunity on SoSense.org here.
January 6, 2012. "Building an Earthquake-Resistant House on a Tight Budget"
HousingRevolution features Build Change's low cost improvements construction methods. View the article.
2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Video Profile
Social Entrepreneur and Build Change Founder Honored for Sustainable Earthquake-Resistant Housing Innovations:
December 21, 2011. "Building Change One Brick at a Time in Haiti, China and Indonesia" by Lee Schneider.
Huffington Post features Dr. Hausler and describes how Build Change is saving lives in Haiti, China and Indonesia. View the article.
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
November 23, 2011. "Building Knowledge, Not Just Houses, in the Developing World" by John Tozzi.
Businessweek Magazine examines how Build Change is helping Haiti build back smarter by training local builders and engineers. View the article.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
November 2011. EERI Newsletter, November 2011, Volume 45, Number 11
The partnership between Build Change and Degenkolb is featured. View the article here.
October 2011. "Build Change Fuels Hope for Reconstruction"
A profile of Build Change is featured on the Hilti Foundation website, including information and pictures of our Haiti and Indonesia programs. View the page here.
October 31, 2011. "Housing Series: Building a Strong Foundation, When Earthquake Hurricanes Hit Affordable Housing" by Rochelle Beck.
Next Billion launched a month-long series on Housing for All in partnership with Ashoka and featured Build Change. Read the article here.
National Geographic Magazine
September 2011. "Safe Houses" by Chris Carrol.
Drawing of Build Change's construction design for Haiti. Read the article here.
August 30, 2011. "Schwab Foundation Announces US Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011"
Schwab Foundation announces Dr. Hausler Strand of Build Change as one of the 2011 US Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. Read the article here.
Huffington Post IMPACT
August 15, 2011. "Constructing a Safer Haiti" by Stacey McMahan
This article features Build Change and partner organization Architecture for Humanity.
July 10, 2011. "Meet Dr. Hausler, Build Change Founder and Fellowship Winner"
Build Change is featured on the site ProFellow.com, a website dedicated to showcasing Fellowship Winners like Dr. Hausler. Read the article here.
ELLE Magazine 2011 9 For All MankindJune 22, 2011. "9 For All Mankind"
Build Change's Founder & CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, is selected as one of the recipients of the ELLE Magazine 2011 9 For All Mankind award. Read more.
2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Presentation
June 2011. Dr. Hausler Strand presents at the 2011 Eureka Fest and accepts the award for 2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the year. Watch here.
June 8, 2011. "Build Change's Dr. Hausler Wins $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award"
The Cement Trust blog features Build Change's work in Haiti. Read the blog here.
June 3, 2011. "Award-Winner Shakes Up Design of Earthquake Proof Homes" by Dyna Rochmyaningsih
SciDevNet discusses the importance of the homeowner-driven reconstruction model used by Build Change in Indonesia. Read the article.
May 26, 2011. "NGO teaches building disaster-proof homes" (in Portuguese)
A discussion of the Three Cs of Build Change. Read more.
MSNBC Cosmic Log
May 24, 2011. "Disaster-Proof Homes That Don't Suck" by John Roach
John Roach articulates the importance of the three Cs and homeowner empowerment in the work of Build Change. Read the article.
May 20, 2011. "Building Stronger Communities Out of the Rubble" by Susan Dempsey
A feature on Dr. Hausler Strand, recipient of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Read more here.
May 18, 2011. "Quake Engineer: Earthquakes Don't Kill, Buildings Do" by Phil McKenna
New Scientist interviews Elizabeth Hausler. Read the article.
May 13, 2011.
Inventors Digest features Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Read the article.
May 10, 2011. "Award Winner Shakes Up Design of Earthquake-Proof Housing"
Science360.gov features Elizabeth Hausler Strand's Lemelson-MIT profile video. Watch here.
May 10, 2011. "Social Entrepreneur and Build Change Founder Honored for Earthquake-Resistant Housing Innovation"
The online magazine, Business Wire, features Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Read the article.
May 10, 2011. "Social Entrepreneur and Build Change Founder Honored for Earthquake-Resistant Housing Innovation"
iStockAnalyst features Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Read the article.
May 10, 2011. "Lemelson-MIT prize goes to Hausler"
Boston.com features Dr. Hausler Strand, winner of the Lemelson-MIT prize. Read the article here.
April 7, 2011. "Earthquakes Don't Kill People"
The Hilti Foundation features Dr. Hausler Strand with a brief history of Build Change. Read the article.
January 14, 2011. "Forell/Elsesser Teams with Build Change on Haiti Homes Project"
News on the partnership between San Francisco based Forell/Elsesser and Build Change. Read the article.
KGNU Morning Magazine
January 2011. "An interview with Elizabeth Hausler"
Mauve Conran interviewed Elizabeth Hausler after the January 19th Pakistan Earthquake.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Winter 2010. "Grassroots Concrete" by Brandon Keim
The work of Build Change in China and Indonesia is showcased in the Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2010 issue. Read the article.
Innovations Journal, Build Back Better
Fall 2010. "Build Earthquake-Resistant Houses in Haiti" by Elizabeth Hausler Strand
An essay by Dr. Hausler Strand on the Build Change homeowner-driven model in Haiti is featured in the Innovations Journal, published by MIT press and the Clinton Global Initiative. Read the essay.
September 13, 2010. "Five Innovators Heading to CGI: An NGO Cementing Change"
A feature about Build Change's involvement with the Clinton Global Initiative. Read more.
April 21, 2010. "CH2M Hill – Build Change in Haiti Rebuilding After Jan. 2010 Earthquake"
A video produced by CH2M Hill about the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and how Build Change is helping to train homeowners, builders and engineers to rebuild earthquake-resistant houses. View the video.
April 20, 2010. "Mini Case Study: Build Change Lays Off Indonesian Staff, Then Major Earthquake Hits" by S.L. Bachman
A case study featuring a tough decision for the Build Change Indonesia program. Read the article.
The Jakarta Post
April 20, 2010. "Locals learn quake-proof construction"
Following Build Change's work in West Sumatra. Read the article.
Wired: Beyond the Beyond
April 16, 2010. "When the favela falls over, you might build a better favela"
Bruce Sterling writes about Build Change's work in West Sumatra. Read more.
National Geographic Channel
March 2010. "China Quake!" Co-production with NGCI and Yuanchun Media
World Vision Report
January 23, 2010. "Build Change" by Chad Bouchard
World Vision Report profiles Build Change's technical assistance programs in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Read more.
New York Times
January 18, 2010. "Managing Disasters with Small Steps" by Henry Fountain
The bottom-up method is best for rebuilding after disasters. Read more.
October 14, 2009. "Building Post-Quake Hope in Padang" by Lisa Siregar
The Jakarta Globe features Build Change after a fundraising event for safe reconstruction after the Padang Earthquake. Read more.
UN HABITAT Magazine, Urban World
July 2009. "After the quake: how self-build is the key to Sichuan's recovery" by Maya Alexandri
Learning is the key to development. Read it here.
UC Berkeley College of Engineering Magazine, Forefront
Spring 2009. "Home Safe Home" by Rachel Shafer
Build Change's founder and UC Berkeley graduate, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, is featured in the Spring Issue. Read it here.
May 11, 2009. "Rebuilding China's quake-hit zone" by Michael Bristow
The BBC quotes Build Change's founder, Elizabeth Hausler Strand: "It gives me a lot of hope because the central government is really trying to enforce building codes". Read more.
Christian Science Monitor
May 10, 2009. "China quake: From rubble, civil society builds" by Peter Ford
"Volunteerism stands strong one year later - and has even won support from local authorities normally wary of grass-roots movements." Read here.
National Public Radio
May 5, 2009. "NPR's All Things Considered: Building Safer Homes Before the Next China Quake" by Melissa Block
Build Change's post-earthquake housing reconstruction program is featured on All Things Considered's coverage of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China. Read the text here and listen here.
Stanford Social Innovation Conversations Podcast
January 2009. Features Build Change Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, after receiving the Equality Category Cash Prize at the 2008 Tech Awards. Listen here.
Build Change Wins 2008 Tech Award Equality Category Cash Prize
November 12, 2008. At the 2008 Tech Awards for Technology Benefiting Humanity, Build Change won the Katherine M. Swanson Equality Category Cash Prize.
Global X Video on SocialEdge
San Francisco Chronicle Article on Global Social Benefit Incubator
August 28, 2007. "Santa Clara course helps socially conscious entrepreneurs succeed"
Grace Matters Radio Interview
March 11, 2007. The Foundations of Home