Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.

Dr. Elizabeth Hausler and Build Change were named one of the 2017 recipients of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Build Change is working with residents of Pembo in Metro Manila, Philippines to harness ambition to create safe, secure, and prosperous communities for the future.

Latest News.

Innovative Use of Technology in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

June 5, 2017

Clinton Global Initiative and Build Change hosted an event in New York City detailing our advancements in post-disaster reconstruction using mobile apps and drone technology.

Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence

May 8, 2017

Build Change and Simpson-Strong Tie announce the Simpson Strong-Tie® Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants. Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2017, with the Fellowship term beginning July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Curry Stone Design Prize

April 4, 2017

Build Change was named to the Curry Stone Design Prize Social Design Circle for design that helps prevent disaster. Read more and see all the Social Design Circle winners here.

2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

March 27, 2017

We are so honored to have been selected by the Skoll Foundation as a winner of the 2017 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater impact at scale. Read more…

2016 Annual Report

March 24, 2017

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available online. This year we are proud to feature our partners from around the world, without whom none of our programs would be possible.

A Stand Against Discrimination

February 9, 2017

Our CEO Elizabeth Hausler and more than 150 other social entrepreneurs have signed an open letter to President Trump, standing in solidarity against the travel ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries. The full letter and list of signatories is available on

Aceh Province Earthquake Assessment

December 19, 2016

Following the earthquake that struck Ache province in Indonesia on December 6, our team went to the region to assess the damages and begin to understand how Build Change can support the rebuilding efforts. Their journey is documented on our blog.

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Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and windstorms by working with people in emerging nations to build homes and schools that will protect their families and children.

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  • International Headquarters
    Build Change
    535 16th St., Suite 605
    Denver, CO 80202 USA
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