Build Change and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, have won numerous awards since the organization’s founding in 2004.
In 2019, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler was honored with the inaugural Global Engineering Professional Award from the Mortenson Center for Global Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
In 2018, the University of California, Berkeley honored Dr. Elizabeth Hausler with the Campanile Excellence in Achievement Award.
Our Director of Engineering, Lizzie Blaisdell Collins, was recipient of the 2016 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Shah Family Innovation Prize.
2014 Autodesk Tech Impact Award
2013 Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award
2008 Tech Award for Technology Benefiting Humanity in the Equality Category
Build Change is a 2008 Tech Awards Laureate, and winner of the Katherine M. Swanson Foundation Equality Category Cash Prize for making culturally appropriate, earthquake-resistant housing solutions available to all homeowners, regardless of income level.
2006 “Best in Aceh”, recognized by Indonesian academics and senior engineers
2006 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), in partnership with volunteer structural engineering firms for house design for Aceh
Build Change is part of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio of social entrepreneurs. Draper Richards Kaplan invests in early-stage non-profit social enterprises with models for long-term change.
Build Change was seed funded with a 2004 Echoing Green Fellowship. Echoing Green identifies, invests in and supports the world’s most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch.