Build Change and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, have won numerous awards since the organization’s founding in 2004.

In March 2017 Build Change received the Skoll Award

In March 2017 Build Change’s Founder and CEO Elizabeth Hausler received the Skoll Award.

Our Director of Engineering, Lizzie Blaisdell Collins, was recipient of the 2016 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Shah Family Innovation Prize.

In April 2017 Build Change was selected as one of the Social Design Circle honorees by Curry Stone Design Prize.

2016 OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner for our slum retrofitting project in Metro Manila.

2014 Autodesk Tech Impact Award

2013 Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award

2013 Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Award of Excellence: Study/Research/Guidelines

Award of Excellence for the Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Guidelines for Haitian Masonry Housing primer created with Degenkolb Engineers

2013 Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

(in partnership with Degenkolb Engineers and MTPTC)

2009 Ashoka-Lemelson Fellowship

Build Change’s Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, was named an Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow. Ashoka is a global community of social entrepreneurs who deliver innovative solutions to social problems.

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

2006 Certificate of Merit from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

2006 Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship

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.

2004 Echoing Green Fellowship

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.