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RMS Blog
“Haiti Earthquake: Ten Years On”
January 16, 2020.  
This blog explores Haiti’s slow recovery from the devastating 2010 earthquake, as well as some of the reasons why that recovery has been so challenging.  A bright spot is Build Change’s work with homeowners, the government, local construction professionals, materials providers, and many others to build back better.

RMS Blog
“RMS Impact Trek 2020: Share Your Expertise and Make a Difference”
January 6, 2020.  
Recruitment is open now through January 17th for RMS staff and RMS clients that would like to participate in the 2020 Impact Trek to Bogota, Colombia.

Retrofit Magazine
“Tim Hart Receives 2019-2020 Excellence in Engineering Fellowship”
December 27, 2019. 
This is the third year of the Fellowship, resulting from the continuation of a partnership between international nonprofit social enterprise Build Change and global structural solutions leader Simpson Strong-Tie.

Contractor Supply
“Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announce 2019-2020 Excellence in Engineering Fellow”
December 18, 2019. 
International nonprofit Build Change and global structural solutions leader Simpson Strong-Tie renew joint Fellowship for Engineering Excellence and introduce 2019–2020 recipient.

Strong-Tie Newsroom
“Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie Announce New 2019-2020 Excellence in Engineering Fellow”
December 18, 2019. 
Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie are excited to introduce the recipient of the 2019–2020 Excellence in Engineering Fellowship: Tim Hart.

Autodesk Construction Cloud
“40 Under 40: Construction Champions of 2019”
December 17, 2019.  
Build Change’s own Nicolas Ortiz Abello was named to Autodesk Construction Cloud’s “40 Under 40” list for 2019.

El Espectador
“Una Tecnologia para Reforzar las Casas de Familias Vulnerables en Colombia”
November 25, 2019.
La Doctora Elizabeth Hausler da una plenaria en la conferencia Autodesk University sobre el trabajo de Build Change en Colombia y alrededor del Mundo.

Autodesk News
“General Session Keynote Highlights”
November 19, 2019. 
Build Change is listed in the highlights for Day 1 of Autodesk University.

Autodesk University
“Build Change Saves Lives”
November 19, 2019. 
Autodesk, Inc. caught up with Dr. Elizabeth Hausler following her AU keynote to talk further about Build Change’s mission of saving lives through resilient housing.

Autodesk University
“Resilient Housing: Build Change’s Opportunity for Better”
November 19, 2019. 
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler delivers the opening keynote for Autodesk University 2019 in Las Vegas alongside Andrew Anagnost, President and CEO of Autodesk, Inc. and Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Autodesk News
“The Opportunity for Better Starts at Autodesk University 2019”
November 18, 2019.  
Autodesk, Inc. announces Dr. Elizabeth Hausler’s keynote at Autodesk University as well as Build Change as the recipient of the AU Las Vegas 2019 Donation Drive. 

Structural Engineering Blog
“The Simpson Strong-Tie Excellence in Engineering Fellowship: A Grateful Adventure”
November 20, 2019. 
Juan Carlos Restrepo reflects on his experience working in Colombia and the Philippines as the 2018-2019 Fellow.

PBS NewsHour
“How Cities are Rebuilding to be More Resilient to Natural Disasters”
October 28, 2019. 
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler discusses how retrofitting is a cost-effective strategy which can help cities become more resilient at a lower cost than building from new.

Autodesk Foundation
“Our Impact”
October 22, 2019. 
Build Change is profiled in the Autodesk Foundation’s celebratory publication showcasing their five years of impact.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
“How a Nonprofit is Helping People Construct Buildings to Resist Natural Disasters” (podcast)
October 18, 2019. 
A conversation on resilient building between Dr. Elizabeth Hausler and Denver Frederick, host of “The Business of Giving”.  

Autodesk, Inc.
“AEC Excellence Awards 2019 Finalists”
October 15, 2019.  
Build Change was named a finalist for the AEC Excellence Awards in the categories of Innovator of the Year (Dr. Elizabeth Hausler) and Building Design (under $20 million).

The Manila Times
“Czech Republic completes assistance for Typhoon Ompong victims”
October 14, 2019. 
Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid concluded a successful project with Build Change and its nonprofit partners on September 30 to improve the local capacity of shelter response programs following Typhoon Ompong.

Philippine News Agency
“4k ‘Ompong’ victims benefit from Czech Republic’s project”
October 11, 2019. 
Czech Republic, through its embassy in Manila, announced the conclusion of its PHP7.7 million aid project with Build Change to improve the local capacity of shelter response programs in the Philippines in the aftermath of the 2018 Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong).

Philippines Graphic
“Czech Republic Assistance to PHL Communities after Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) comes to a successful close”
October 1o, 2019. 
On September 30, the Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid concluded a successful project with Build Change and its nonprofit partners to improve the local capacity of shelter response programs following Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong).

“Notes to Myself as a Girl: Female CEOs Tell Girls What they Need to Hear Most”
October 1o, 2019. 
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler (Founder & CEO of Build Change) and her sister, Kristin Carrington, (Founder & CEO of Carrington Risk) share their advice for today’s girls as a part of the celebration of International Day of the Girl.  (Article and image gallery)

Freethink Media
“How to End Earthquake Deaths”
August 9, 2019.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler outlines the technology, money and people/ political will strategies deployed by Build Change around the world in pursuit of our mission: to end deaths in hurricanes and windstorms.

IBM Call for Code
“Call for Code 2019 Global Challenge Eminent Judges”
August 6, 2019.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler was announced as an eminent judge of the 2019 IBM Call for Code Global Challenge alongside Former President Bill Clinton and numerous other CEOs, nonprofit leaders, and technology innovators.

Structural Engineering Blog
“The Role of Microfinance Institutions in Build Change’s Retrofitting Strategy”
July 29, 2019. 
Upon his arrival in the Philippines, Juan Carlos Restrepo is introduced to the important role that micro-finance institutions play in making retrofitting affordable for families. 

Prevention Web
“Colombia: Spread the word on building resilience for vulnerable communities”
July 15, 2019. 
RMS and Build Change were recognized with the Risk and Resilience Award at the British Insurance Awards following several years of partnering together in Colombia.

RMS Blog
“Spread the word on building resilience for vulnerable communities”
July 15, 2019. 
Ben Brookes, the Managing Director of Capital and Resilience Solutions at RMS, shares the background on RMS’ work in partnership with Build Change in Colombia that was honored at the British Insurance Awards.

The Denver Post
“Don’t Let Disaster Philanthropy Become A Philanthropic Disaster”
July 14, 2019. 
Bruce DeBoskey writes about how to make an effective aid contribution in the wake of a disaster to ensure the gift does not go to waste.

ARCE Magazine
“Making A Difference”
June 30, 2019. 
Dr. James Mwangi’s work with Build Change as a Simpson Strong-Tie Fellow for Engineering Excellence is profiled in the Summer edition of ARCE, the magazine of the Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

RMS Blog
“Impact Trek: Living (and Thriving) in Areas Exposed to Multiple Perils”
June 4, 2019. 
Simon Athawes, a Product Manager in the Model Product Management group, reflects on his impressions of the community of Pembo in Metro Manila (Philippines) as a part of the Impact Trek 2019.   

Prevention Web
“Disaster Resiliency in Housing in the Philippines: A Market Study of Residential Retrofit Financing”
June 2, 2019. 
Build Change’s study on the market for retrofit financing in the Philippines.  

RMS Blog
“Impact Trek: How to Make Millions of Homes More Resilient”
May 31, 2019. 
Theresa Lederer, a consultant in the RMS Capital and Resilience Solutions group, shares her thoughts on the 2019 Impact Trek to the Philippines 

JTI Foundation Sustainability Report
“Building Sustainability Through Resilience and Relief”
May 24, 2019.  
The JTI Foundation profiles its work with Build Change to improve housing in informal settlement communities in Manila, Philippines.

Global Shelter Cluster
“Case Study- Philippines 2016-2018/ Typhoon Haiyan”
May 23, 2019. 
Build Change’s post-typhoon work in the Philippines was profiled in the Global Shelter Cluster’s annual case study book for 2019.

Understanding Risk Blog
“Understanding and Engaging the Informal Sector for Resilient Housing Across the Caribbean”
May 17, 2019. 
In this blog for the Understanding Risk- Caribbean conference, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler and her co-authors describe how lessons from Jamaica can improve resilience throughout the region.

AM Best
“Resiliency Panel: Smarter, Stronger Housing Can Lessen Disaster Impact”
May 15, 2019.
Emma Watkins of Lloyd’s, Chesley Williams of RMS, Doris Azarcon of SCOR and Michelle Nicholson of Build Change discuss how impact treks can be used to improve the disaster resiliency of countries like the Philippines.

AM Best
“Better Housing Would Alleviate Impact of Disasters”
May 14, 2019.   
Al Norris, Build Change’s Risk and Resilience Program Manager in Nepal, discusses how retrofitting existing or earthquake-damaged homes protects families from future disasters.

American Red Cross
“Nepal Earthquake: 4 Years On”
April 23, 2019.   
The American Red Cross continues to work in Nepal to help families recover from the 2015 earthquake, with technical support from Build Change.

Kathmandu Post
“Better Tools for Seismic Detection”
April 19, 2019.   
This op-ed in the Kathmandu Post makes the case for increased use of AI and apps, such as those used by Build Change, to make a more disaster-resilient Nepal.

The World Bank
“There’s No Place Like Home!” Podcast
April 18, 2019.   
The World Bank launched a new podcast series as a part of the Global Program for Resilient Housing featuring Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, among other speakers.

Structural Engineering Blog
“Build Change: Easier, Never Simple”
April 17, 2019.   
Juan Carlos Restrepo, the 2018-2019 Simpson Strong-Tie Fellow for Engineering Excellence, describes his experience so far with Build Change.

Skoll Foundation/ Skoll World Forum
“Skoll World Forum Highlights 2019”
April 12, 2019.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler appears in this summary of the 2019 Skoll World Forum, where she presented on the topic of AI for Good

Thomson Reuters Foundation News
“Tracking Goats and Bleach, Artificial Intelligence Helps out in Crises”
April 11, 2019. 
Among many other applications, artificial intelligence can be used to help people rebuild more quickly following earthquakes, said Dr. Elizabeth Hausler.

“Getting to the Root of the Problem- AI for Good”
April 11, 2019. 
This article in Medium explores the question of whether AI is inherently good or bad, with Dr. Elizabeth Hausler providing the international development perspective.

Skoll Foundation
“Resilient Shelter for a Changing Climate”
April 11, 2019. 
In an interview with Emily Kasriel of the BBC on Facebook Live, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler describes how homes can be retrofitted to make them more resistant to earthquakes and windstorms.

Skoll Foundation
“Skoll Panel on AI and Human Rights”
April 10, 2019.  
This panel at the Skoll World Forum involved innovators from a variety of fields (including Dr. Elizabeth Hausler of Build Change) who are exploring how to use AI to solve social problems, rather than add to them.

Asian Development Bank
“Impactful Resilience Building in Communities”
March 21, 2019.  
The 2019 RMS Impact Trek to the Philippines produced a final presentation which was shared at an Asian Development Bank Knowledge Event.

RMS Blog
“Impact Trek 2019: Destination Philippines”
March 18, 2019.
This post on the RMS blog from trekker James Cosgrove reveals why the Philippines, the world’s third-most disaster prone country, was chosen as the site of this year’s trek.

RMS Blog
“Exposure Trending”
March 17, 2019.
Trekker Daniel Stander describes a snapshot of Manila, Philippines, and the role that resilience finance can play in protecting lives and property from future disasters.

RMS Blog
“Meet the RMS Impact Trekkers”
March 15, 2019.
Profiles of five of the RMS staff that participated in the 2019 Impact Trek.

RMS Blog
“Meet the Trekkers”
March 11, 2019.
Profiles of staff from Lloyd’s of London, Chaucer, and SCOR who participated in the 2019 Impact Trek.

“UN Observance of International Women’s Day 2019- Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
March 8, 2019.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler participated on a panel with Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer, Google and Kiara Nirghin, Student, Scientist and Innovator.

Simpson Strong-Tie
“Saving Lives Through Partnership”
February 7, 2019.
Lizzie Blaisdell Collins and representatives from Simpson Strong-Tie explain how the Fellowship for Engineering Excellence helps to ensure the quality of Build Change’s housing retrofits worldwide.

TED Talk
“TED Talk: How To Build Safer Housing After a Disaster”
February 6, 2019. 
With 3 billion people projected to live in substandard housing by 2030, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler declares it’s time for a housing revolution.

“Designing for Risk in Innovation”
January 9, 2019. 
This article describe Build Change’s approach to establishing demand for housing retrofit financing in the Philippines.

Structure Magazine
“Improving School Buildings In Indonesia”
January 1, 2019. 
Structure Magazine featured this article on how Build Change has protected students in Indonesia by retrofitting informally-built school buildings.

Podcast: Technology for Good — Build Change AI Coders Profiled
November 9, 2018.
A team of Build Change coders were runners up in IBM’s global ‘Call for Code’ challenge and are profiled by the Silicon Valley podcast Technology for Good.

IBM Developer Blog

October 27, 2018. IBM’s Developer blog sings the praises of Build Change’s PD3R team, which was the runner up in IBM’s 2018 ‘Call for Code’ challenge for their use of Artificial Intelligence in pursuit of structural integrity after disasters.

Build Change and World Bank Launch New Resilient Housing Program
October 3, 2018.
The new Global Program for Resilient Housing will increase the global development on retrofitting existing substandard buildings to better withstand natural disasters, according to Civil + Structural Engineer.

May 15, 2018.
Each year, RMS sends a team to support Build Change efforts around the world, as Daily Mail & General Trust details in this press release.

Autodesk RedShift
May 10, 2018. 
Joe Speicher, Executive Director of Autodesk Foundation, shares insights on Building Back Better after natural disasters.

RCN Radio Colombia
April 2018. 
(Spanish) Juan Caballero, Director of Programs and Alliances of Build Change in Latinamerica and with Juan Martínez, Autodesk Foundation Volunteer, spoke about Build Change’s mission in Colombia to prevent damages, economic losses, and tragedies caused by the collapse of homes and schools due to earthquakes and other natural disasters in vulnerable areas.

Centro RS
April 24, 2018. 
(Spanish) Cities in Colombia have recognized the dangers posed by unsafe housing in the case of an earthquake. Build Change is working with the Autodesk Foundation and city officials to make housing safer before a disaster occurs.

April 23, 2018. 
(Spanish) More than 10 million people live in unsafe housing in Colombia. Find out how we are working with Autodesk Foundation to make informal housing safer in this article.

Gerencia de Edificios
April 24, 2018.
(Spanish) We are grateful to have been able to work with Autodesk Foundation and Team4Tech in Colombia. Read more about our week here.

The Himalayan Times
April 24, 2018. 
Thousands of homeowners demolished their damaged houses after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal when they could have saved them through retrofitting. Read more in this article featuring our Country Director in Nepal, Noll Tufani.

Area Cucuta
April 19, 2018. 
(Spanish) Autodesk Foundation joined forces with our staff in Colombia in April 2018 to contribute to positive changes in the construction industry.

Online Khabar
April 17, 2018. Retrofitting is changing the reconstruction game in Nepal, and we are so proud to be a part of it. There are challenges, of course, but so much opportunity as well.

Demand ASME
March 12, 2018. 
How products and buildings are designed for climate change are addressed in this interview with Joe Speicher, Executive Director of the Autodesk Foundation, and Chad Frischmann from Project Drawdown.

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
January 8, 2018. 
As the Carribean rebuilds after Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma, Build Change is proud of be supporting communities and governments in evaluating rebuilding techniques as mentioned in this article.

Jeff Schlarb Podcast
December 20, 2017. 
Jeff Schlarb, a long-time friend of Build Change, hosted this interview with Elizabeth Hausler on his podcast.

The Insurance Journal
December 18, 2017. 
The Charity Edition of The Insurance Journal featured our partners at Risk Managment Solutions and their annual Trek to support Build Change programs.

The Guardian
December 11, 2017. 
What would earthquake-proof cities look like? See examples of how Build Change and other initiatives are making this a reality in this article.

Arch Street Press Innovate Podcast
November 12, 2017. 
The Innovate Podcast focuses on dialogue with international cultural leaders, social entrepreneurs, and leading scholars engaged in transformative action and creative collaboration. We are honored to have our Founder & CEO featured in this episode.

October 25, 2017. 
“Operating in areas where building codes are often not enforced, Build Change has its own set of rules based on structural engineering analysis that can be adapted to each home.” Thanks to our partners at ANA Blue Wing for this article in Forbes!

Change Creator
October 10, 2017. 
This article uses Build Change as an example of how social enterprises contribute to solving social problems.

Solidarites International
September 15, 2017. “Haiti: Mission Accomplished in Christ Roi” is a blog published by one of our partners, Solidarites International, about our project in the Christ Roi neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.

Insider Quarterly
September 7, 2017. 
Insurance-linked securities investors may soon influence the outcome of informal neighborhoods in South America due to Build Change’s retrofitting programs. Read more in this article in the Autumn issue of Insider Quarterly.

Simpson Strong-Tie Structural Engineering Blog
August 17, 2017. 
Meet the first Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Excellence Fellow, James Mwangi, in this blog by Simpson Strong-Tie.

Challenges Magazine – Haiti
August 2017. Build Change projects in Haiti are featured in this edition of Challenges Magazine.

Change Creator Magazine
July 2017. 
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler was featured on the cover of Change Creator Magazine, focusing on social innovation and the story that led up to her accepting a 2017 Skoll Award on behalf of Build Change.

The World Bank Sustainable Cities Blog
July 25, 2017. 
“It is time for resilience to become part of the definition of “decent, affordable, and safe housing.”’ This article by Luis Triveno on the World Bank Sustainable Cities blog, co-authored by our Founder & CEO and other experts in the field, urges people to look at substandard housing as a “life-or-death” emergency.

Adaptation Clearinghouse
June 20, 2017. 
Cities Taking Action: How the 100RC Network is Building Urban Resilience” focuses on how the 100 Resilient Cities network of organizations, cities, and supporters are making cities safer around the world.

Boulder Weekly
June 8, 2017. “The last thing we want to do after an earthquake is put someone in a more traumatic condition where they’re given a house and they don’t believe it’s strong enough to protect their family,” Hausler says in this interview with Boulder Weekly. “We have learned and the industry has learned how necessary it is to engage the homeowner in the decision-making process.”

The World Bank Blog
June 7, 2017. As a part of the World Bank Cities Sustainable Communities blog series, Elizabeth Hausler & Luis Triveno look to retrofitting as a housing policy that could almost pay for itself.

Building Enclosure Online
May 17, 2017. 
The new Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Excellence Fellowship was launched in May.

Biz Khabar – Nepal
May 10, 2017. 
(Original text in Nepali). Surakshit Ghar, a mobile application developed by Build Change for the Nepal National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has been officially launched.

Ujyaalo Online – Nepal
May 10, 2017. 
(Original text in Nepali) Your mobile phones will now be useful for building safer houses. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has introduced Surakshit Ghar app in order to build earthquake resistant safer houses.

The Kathmandu Post – Nepal
May 10, 2017. 
The Kathmandu Post published this article following a press conference announcing the release of the Surakshit Ghar app, developed by the Build Change team in Nepal to support homeowners in safe reconstruction.

Abhiyan Daily – Nepal
May 10, 2017. Abhiyan Daily published an article on the release of Surakshit Ghar app.  NRA had officially launched the app developed through the support of Build Change by organizing a press conference on Tuesday.

Nepal Khabar – Nepal
May 10, 2017. 
The earthquake affected citizens of Nepal can now get information on safe reconstruction through a mobile app. The mobile app has been developed by Build Change for Nepal.

Kharibot Online Newspaper- Kathmandu, Nepal
May 10, 2017. 
Surakshit Ghar, a mobile application developed by Build Change for the Nepal National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has been officially launched.

My República – Kathmandu, Nepal
May 9, 2017. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has launched a mobile application ‘Surakshit Ghar’ to support reconstruction in Nepal. The app was developed by Build Change’s team in Nepal.

Wall Street Journal
May 4, 2017. “The resulting peace of mind extends well beyond the value of sturdy, reinforced walls,” details this article in the Wall Street Journal. 

April 28, 2017. Humanosphere interviewed Elizabeth Hausler in this podcast about how she came to found Build Change, and how Build Change works with communities around the world to protect homes from disaster.

Cadalyst Magazine
April 20, 2017. 
Cadalyst interviewed Build Change staff about our unique approach to using drones in Nepal, and our work sponsored by Lenovo.

Find Your Good
April 7, 2017. This article details how Build Change works alongside homeowners, builders, and our other partners to create permanent change in the construction industry.

Manila Standard
April 6, 2017. 
The Manila Standard’s article on Makati City and their earthquake guidelines mentioned Build Change and our partnership with Makati City to retrofit homes to prevent collapse.

Social Design Insights Podcast from Curry Stone Design Prize
April 6, 2017. 
Listen in to the Social Design Insights Podcast episode “Build Change – A Homeowner-Driven Approach to Rebuilding After Disaster” with Elizabeth Hausler.

Thomson Reuters Foundation
April 4, 2017.  
This article by Thomson Reuters Foundation details Elizabeth Hausler’s experience as a young bricklayer, and how that ultimately led her to founding Build Change.

B Magazine on Medium
March 27, 2017. “As a Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, Hausler wrote her dissertation on liquefaction,” this article by B Magazine details. Read more about how Build Change was founded, and what led to our selection as one of the 2017 Awardees for the Skoll Awards. 

The Denver Post
March 27, 2017. Build Change was featured in The Denver Post as a part of the announcement that Elizabeth Hausler and our organization won a 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

The Philippine Star
March 25, 2017. 
Kate Landry was featured in this article about our partnership with the ARISE networks in the Philippines.

City TV
March 2017.  Our retrofitting program and engineering team in Bogota, Columbia was featured by local news station, City TV.

Philippines Daily Inquirer
March 9, 2017. Our retrofitting project in the City of Makati, in Metro Manila, is featured in this article on the dangers posed by the fault line running through the area.

January 31, 2017. Our Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler was featured in this article on the ways entrepreneurs sought to make a difference after an eye-opening travel experience

See Change Magazine
November 10, 2016. Our drone project in Nepal and retrofitting program in Colombia are featured in this article in See Change Magazine.

El Tiempo – Bogotá, Colombia
November 9, 2016. (Spanish) 
This article focuses on the importance of retrofitting before the next disaster in Colombia, and how Build Change is working alongside local government to retrofit at-risk houses in the country.

Glocal Khabar
November 7, 2016. The Huffington Post authored this article for Glocal Khabar on “7 Social Innovators Accelerating Change in Nepal”. Our staff member Kuldeep Aryal was featured as one of these innovators.

Fast Company
November 2, 2016. Fast Company’s Design section published this article focused on resiliency to disasters, and specifically on’s efforts to support this cause. Our program in informal settlements in Metro Manila, Philippines is one of the projects featured.

September 22, 2016. 
This Indonesian newspaper featured our Better Building Materials program in Padang, West Sumatera.

Claims Management Magazine
July 2016. Claims Management Magazine featured this interview with Build Change Board member Grace Hanson.

La República
July 14, 2016. (Spanish) The Colombian newspaper La República published this interview with Juan Caballero, in which he details the importance of public- and private-sector involvement in retrofitting cities.

Les echos du Nord – Gabon
June 25, 2016. (French)
Les echos du Nord in Gabon participated in Impact Journalism Day 2016 and featured this article on Build Change.

L’Actu / Mon Quotidien – France
June 25, 2016. (French) 
L’Actu / Mon Quotidien published this article in France for Impact Journalism Day 2016.

La Tribune de Genève – Switzerland
June 25, 2016. (French) For Impact Journalism Day, the Swiss paper La Tribune de Genève published this article about Build Change programs.

El Heraldo – Honduras
June 25, 2016. (French) For Impact Journalism Day, El Heraldo published this article in French about Build Change programs.

The Straits Times – Singapore
June 25, 2016. The Straits Times featured this article on our work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 as a part of Impact Journalism Day 2016.

Le Soir – Belgium
June 25, 2016. (French) The Belgian newspaper Le Soir featured this article on Build Change as a part of Impact Journalism Day 2016.

The Philippine Star
June 25, 2016. The Philippine Star highlighted our program in the Philippines as a part of Impact Journalism Day 2016.

L’Express de Madagascar
June 25, 2016. (French) L’Express of Madagascar shared Build Change’s story as a part of Impact Journalism Day 2016.

June 21, 2016. 
Solidsmack featured Build Change and our partnership with Lenovo in this piece on our methods for changing how reconstruction takes place.

El Espectador – Bogotá, Colombia
June 6, 2016. (Spanish) 
El Espectador interviewed Juan Caballero regarding the challenges faced and solutions implemented by our retrofitting program in Bogotá.

El Tiempo – Bogotá, Colombia
April 30, 2016. El Tiempo published this article (originally in Spanish) about Juan Caballero and Ricardo Ramirez’s presentation on the Colombian Seismic Retrofitting Manual in Bogotá.

World Vision Nepal
April 21, 2016. 
Community theater is a long-standing tradition in Nepal, which Build Change leverages to spread word about safe reconstruction techniques. This program is featured in World Vision’s article “Harnessing Theater to Build Change” by Aaron Aspi.

CSR Asia
April 6, 2016. 
Build Change is featured in “The rural resilience challenge – poor construction quality a key factor behind high casualties” by Helen Roeth at CSR Asia.

March 8, 2016. 
Build Change is featured in the article “Why Women are the Architects of Our Sustainable Future” in Eco-Business, highlighting how women and girls are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Civil & Structural Engineer Magazine
February 1, 2016.
Jennifer Pazdon, an engineer who has worked with Build Change in Nepal, Indonesia, and now the Philippines, describes how we “address challenges to design and construction of disaster-resistant homes and schools in emerging nations” in this article published in Civil & Structural Engineer Magazine.

Huffington Post
January 11, 2016. 
Elizabeth Hausler speaks to Build Change’s open-source methodology to support the spread of safe building techniques. “Build Change’s design and safe construction guidelines are now used by dozens of other NGOs and have been adopted by seven major relief agencies” writes Katherine Milligan in this article. 

World Economic Forum
December 18, 2015.
Elizabeth describes “working with governments from the start, right after a disaster, to change the way they approach the reconstruction” in this article published by the World Economic Forum in conjunction with the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs program.

Swiss Re Foundation
November 5, 2015. 
“The municipalities of Bogota and Medellin, for example, have allocated funds for retrofitting, or strengthening, homes in neighborhoods prioritized for this type of intervention,” details this article from Swiss Re Foundation.

November 2015. “Everyone has the right to a safe house, regardless of income,” says Elizabeth Hausler in this Up Close feature in the American Society for Engineering Education’s monthly PRISM publication.

Next City
October 30, 2015.
Build Change’s report on Nepal is cited in this article by Next City, proving “better brickwork, steel reinforcement and other modern techniques helped buildings withstand the quake”.

World Economic Forum Blog
October 19, 2015. 
“Up to 60 % of all urban plots in Colombia have an informal building on them. The chances are very high that this building would not withstand a large earthquake.,” Elizabeth Hausler says in this entry on the World Economic Forum’s blog.

October 7, 2015. “The key to strengthening buildings so they can withstand high winds and ground shifts lies in confined masonry (reinforced concrete to tie together load-bearing walls),” Elizabeth Hausler says in this article with Autodesk’s Line/Shape/Space publication.

Huffington Post
September 14, 2015. 
” Following the 2003 earthquake in Bam, Iran, Elizabeth saw reports that most of the 26,000 deaths were caused by collapse of unreinforced masonry and mud brick homes” says Huffington Post in this blog entry about Echoing Green and Build Change.

July 3, 2015. “This civil engineer is building houses to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes”
“I look at housing as a basic human right — everyone has the right to a safe house that can protect them from natural disasters [including] earthquakes, typhoons, and wind storms,” Elizabeth Hausler says in an interview with Grist.

July 2, 2015. “6 Lessons From Rebuilding Haiti’s Capital”
After a devastating earthquake, some innovative urban development work is going on in Port-au-Prince.

Doggerel, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas
June 15, 2015. “Mitigating disaster risk in informal communities”
Architect Anna Calogero explains the Build Change model, which focuses on bringing together money, technology, and people to create permanent change in construction practices, in Doggerel, the online magazine of Arup in the Americas.

The Standard
June 10, 2015.Housing Forum held in Kalibo, Aklan
Housing Forum held in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines, on May 21 and 22, 2015, attended by Kate Landry, Philippines Director of Partnerships and Programs.

KVOA News4 Tucson
May 21, 2015. “US student aids Nepal through relief efforts”
Ulina Shakya is a University of Arizona graduate student studying civil and engineering mechanics and is in Nepal as an intern with Build Change.

Scientific American
May 12, 2015. “How to Prevent More Deaths When the Earth Quakes”
Elizabeth Hausler discusses the engineering behind earthquake-resistant building.

May 5, 2015. “How the Private Sector Can Help Places Like Nepal”
Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO, about the challenges that Nepal faces following the earthquake and the ways in which the private sector can prevent such large-scale damage in the future.

Pacific Standard Magazine
May 1, 2015.  “We want to look at the post-disaster environment as an opportunity not only to build safe houses, but to create change, as it’s likely that the region is going to experience similar disasters in the future,” says Elizabeth Hausler in this article Rebuilding After Tragedy.

National Geographic
April 30, 2015. “How Impoverished Nepal Can Rebuild for the Next Earthquake” by Chris Carroll
Elizabeth Hausler, Founder & CEO: “There’s a lot of opportunity to retrofit existing buildings in Nepal so they’ll be safer, and do it so you get a lot of bang for your buck.”

Science Around Michigan
April 29, 2015. “A Conversation with Dr. Wayne Pennington: Nepal and Preparing for Major Earthquakes”
Build Change is mentioned in this interview of Dr. Pennington.

World Economic Forum Blog
April 21, 2015. “How the private sector can soften the blow of disasters”
Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO, wrote about the impact of the private sector on disaster-resistant buildings, on the World Economic Forum blog.

December 4, 2014. “In Haiti, Rebuilding with Earthquake Resilience in Mind” by Justin Gerdes
Noll Tufani, Country Director in Haiti, explains why Build Change focuses on retrofitting in Port-au-Prince.

Women of Influence – Fall 2014
June 4, 2014. “The Rise of Social Enterprise” by Rhea Seymour
Elizabeth Hausler 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.

Le Nouvelliste
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 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”
Dr. Hausler’s post on disaster risk reduction is translated and featured on the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo website. Click here to read the blog (in Spanish).

National Public Radio
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.

Lakay Weekly
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.

Le Nouvelliste
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).

SEAONC Newsletter
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’s blog on disaster risk reduction is featured on The World Economic Forum’s blog. Read it here.

Semana Económica
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 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’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.

ASRI Magazine
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.

Kiva Blog
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. Read more.

See Change Magazine
March 4, 2013. “Women who start: Why these social entrepreneurs are talented in new ways”
Elizabeth Hausler is featured as one of four women social entrepreneurs who are impacting the world and making a difference. Click here to read the article.

Lakay Weekly
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.

Built Expressions
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 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 KepahiyangRead the story (in Indonesian).
June 7, 2012. “Build Change Aims to Render Homes Earthquake-Resistant”
Tate Watkins interviews Dr. Elizabeth Hausler for this article about the founding of Build Change and how its work has changed earthquake-resistant construction in Haiti.
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 is featured on the Echoing Green website as part of the site’s blog series Unleashing your talent to solve the world’s biggest problemsClick here to view the full story.

Huffington Post IMPACT
April 27, 2012. “Design for Good – A Global Movement and Mission”
Elizabeth Hausler 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 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 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 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 6, 2012. “Building an Earthquake-Resistant House on a Tight Budget”
HousingRevolution features Build Change’s low cost improvements construction methods. View the article.

Huffington Post
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.
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.

Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine
September 2011. “People working with Build Change and other organizations train the local engineers to perform [building] evaluations” says Mark Sinclair in this article about home-owner driven retrofits in Haiti.
August 30, 2011. “Schwab Foundation Announces US Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011”
Schwab Foundation announces Dr. Hausler of Build Change as one of the 2011 US Social Entrepreneurs of the Year.

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, a website dedicated to showcasing Fellowship Winners like Dr. Hausler. Read the article here.

ELLE Magazine 2011 9 For All Mankind
June 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 presents at the 2011 Eureka Fest and accepts the award for 2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the year. Watch here.

Cement Trust
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, recipient of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability.

New Scientist
May 18, 2011. “Quake Engineer: Earthquakes Don’t Kill, Buildings Do” by Phil McKenna
New Scientist interviews Elizabeth Hausler. Read the article.
May 10, 2011. “Award Winner Shakes Up Design of Earthquake-Proof Housing” features Elizabeth Hausler’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, 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, winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability.

2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Video Profile
May 5, 2011. Social Entrepreneur and Build Change Founder Honored for Sustainable Earthquake-Resistant Housing Innovations. Watch the video.

Hilti Foundation
April 7, 2011. “Earthquakes Don’t Kill People”
The Hilti Foundation features Dr. Hausler with a brief history of Build Change. Read the article.

ENR California
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
How Build Change is shaking up construction practices in earthquake-prone areas. 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 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.

Fast Company
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.

CH2M Hill
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.

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
Build Change is featured in this documentary about the May 12, 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. The China Quake! DVD is available for purchase here.

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.

Jakarta Globe
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. Download the publication 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, is featured in the Spring Issue. Read it here.

BBC Website
May 11, 2009. “Rebuilding China’s quake-hit zone” by Michael Bristow
The BBC quotes Build Change’s founder, Elizabeth Hausler: “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 and listen here.

Stanford Social Innovation Conversations Podcast
January 2009. Features Build Change Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, after receiving the Equality Category Cash Prize at the 2008 Tech Awards.

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.
Press Coverage:

Global X Video on SocialEdge
January 28, 2008. “It’s not the earthquake that kills people, it’s the building collapsing”

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

Person of the Week on abcNEWS World News Tonight
March 10, 2006. Build Change’s Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, is honored as Person of the Week on abcNEWS World News Tonight. Watch the video here.
Echoing Green Interview with Elizabeth Hausler Strand
January 2005. Build Change’s Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, was interviewed by Echoing Green after the tsunami that struck Indonesia in December 2004.

Press Releases

December 19, 2019, Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie Announce New Excellence in Engineering Fellow

May 30, 2019, Co-Founder of Archipelago Analytics and RMS Hemant Shah and Director of Autodesk Inc.’s Robotics Lab Dr. Erin Bradner Join Build Change Board of Directors

November 8, 2018, Second Build Change-Simpson Strong-Tie Engineering Excellence Fellowship Begins

October 25, 2018, Build Change Team Wins Second in IBM’s Global Tech Challenge on Disaster Resilience

September 26th, 2018, Build Change and the World Bank Announce New Global Resilient Housing Program

September 25th, 2018, Build Change CEO to Address Government Partnerships during UN General Assembly Week

May 2017. Build Change and Simpson-Strong Tie Announce Fellowship for Engineering Excellence

December 2016. Build Change Announces Aceh Earthquake Recovery Project.

November 2016. Build Change Showcases Drone Mapping Project for Reconstruction in Nepal at Autodesk University.

October 2016. Build Change Partners with Lloyd’s Charitable Trust on Disaster Prevention in Colombia and the Philippines.

April 2016. Build Change Expands Its Board of Directors

June 2015. Build Change Honored with Selection as Member of Sustainia100

September 24, 2014. Build Change Announces Strategic 10 in 10 Initiative

August 21, 2013. Build Change Selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

April 23, 2013. Build Change offers a sustainable solution to reduce disaster.

January 14, 2013. Build Change Completes Permanent Housing for 97 Families in Haiti With Partner J/P HRO.

December 6, 2012. Build Change Primer on Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Approved by USAID.

November 13, 2012. Build Change Seeks Support as It Prepares to Help Earthquake Survivors Rebuild in Myanmar.

June 6, 2012. Build Change announced as finalist for prestigious World Habitat Awards.

September 2011. Build Change Commits to Improving Concrete Block-Making Skills in Haiti in Collaboration with Save the Children and Haitian Ministry of Public Works

September 2011. Build Change Announces Commitment to Training Vocational Teachers in Indonesia at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

August 30, 2011. Dr. Hausler is awarded the 2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Schwab Foundation.

May 10, 2011. Dr. Hausler is awarded the 2011 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Sustainability Award in recognition of the Build Change model.

July 2009. Square and Circle Club Awards Grant to Build Change for Sichuan Earthquake Rebuilding.

April 22, 2009. Build Change Expands Homeowner Training and Construction Supervision in Sichuan, China. At the request of the Tumen party secretary, Build Change is scaling up to train homeowners and supervise construction throughout Tumen Township in earthquake-hit Mianzhu.

September 2008. Build Change Named 2008 Tech Awards Laureate by the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation. Read the press release.

March 2006. Draper Richards Foundation awards a 3-Year Grant to Build Change. Read the press release.

May 2004. Echoing Green announces 2004 Fellowship. See the press release.


June 2017 Summer Update – How Ishwari Inspired her Community

May 2017 Exciting New Engineering Fellowship Opportunity

March 2017 Build Change Wins 2017 Skoll Award!

October 2016 Celebrating Disaster Risk Reduction with Lloyd’s Charities Trust

July 2016 Summer 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Post-earthquake Reconnaissance in Ecuador 

March 2016 Spring 2016 Newsletter

August 2015 Saving Lives through Retrofitting in Colombia

July 2015 Build Change News: Summer 2015

April 2015 Rebuild Nepal for Long-Term Safety

January 2015 It’s been 5 years since the massive Haiti earthquake

January 2015 Thank you for your support in 2014

December 2014 We are slowly rebuilding our lives

December 2014 Happy Holidays

December 2014 Eusi and Helen: From helpless to heroes

November 2014 Happy Thanksgiving from Build Change

November 2014 Support us with a quick vote!

November 2014 A year after Typhoon Haiyan…

October 2014 Build Change News: October 2014

September 2014 10th Anniversary

June 2014 Build Change News: June 2014

April 2014 We Did It!

March 2014 We’re almost there. We need your help to reach our $5,000 goal by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EST)!

March 2014 We’re halfway there! Please help us reach the $5,000 we need to train Cekal Village to build earthquake-safe homes!

March 2014 International Women’s Day 2014 Message from CEO

March 2014 This March, please help us ensure that homes in Cekal Village, Indonesia, are safe during earthquakes.

February 2014 Build Change News: Feb 13, 2014

December 2013 Thank You for a Great Year!

December 2013 Happy Holidays from Build Change

December 2013 You Can Make Schools Safe in Indonesia

December 2013 Retrofitting Homes in the Philippines

December 2013 Whose life will you change today?

December 2013 Looking for a chance to give back after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

November 2013 Thanksgiving Message from the CEO

November 2013 Build Change created over 5,100 Jobs in Haiti!

September 2013 Stop the Cycle: Help Families in Aceh Rebuild Safely, Permanently.

August 2013 Build Change: Semi-Finalist for 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

April 2013 Earthquakes are inevitable. Disasters don’t have to be.

March 2013 International Women’s Day: Celebrate Women in Construction

March 2013 Celebrate Women in Construction! International Women’s Day is March 8, 2013. Learn about how Build Change is focusing on the vital role women play in the construction industry to celebrate this day. Click here to read the flyer in Bahasa.

January 2013 Build Change Completes Permanent Housing for 97 Families in Haiti With Partner J/P HRO

January 2013 Build Change Indonesia Newsletter. Learn about Build Change’s recent projects and activities in Indonesia, including the Grand Opening of our new office in Bandung.

December 2012 6,300 People in Haiti Living in Safe, Permanent Homes

December 2012 Give a gift that makes a big difference!

December 2012 Build Change Primer on Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Approved by USAID

November 2012 Give the Gift of Home

November 2012 Help Earthquake Survivors in Myanmar Rebuild Safely

October 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction

June 2012 Build Change Announced as 2012 Finalist for World Habitat Awards

December 2011 Give Fruitcake a Chance

December 2011 Annual Appeal 2011

December 2011 Haiti Job Postings

November 2011 Hilti Donation Press Release

October 2011 Degenkolb Partnership in Haiti

September 2011 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Haiti Press Release

September 2011 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Indonesia Press Release

September 2011 2011 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur

May 2011 2011 Lemelson-MIT Sustainability Award Winner

March 2011 Earthquake in Japan

March 2011 Job Opportunities with Build Change

December 2010 2010 Holiday Newsletter

May 2009 1st Anniversary of May 12, 2008 Earthquake in Sichuan, China

December 2008 2008 Holiday Newsletter

November 2008 Build Change Wins 2008 Tech Award for Technology Benefiting Humanity

April 2008 West Sumatra Program Update

December 2007 2007 Holiday Newsletter