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