Housing Primer on Post Disaster Reconstruction Released
The Build Change USAID-approved housing primer has been released! Read the primer here.
2011 Build Change Annual Report
The Build Change 2011 Annual Report is up for viewing! Read the report here.
2010 Build Change Annual Report
View the Build Change 2010 Annual Report here.
2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Video Profile
Social Entrepreneur and Build Change Founder Honored for Sustainable Earthquake-Resistant Housing Innovations:
June 6, 2013. "J/P HRO and Build Change, advocating community involvement"
The article 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. Click here to view the full story.
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-safe 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-safe houses and create jobs in Delmas 32. Click here to read the article.
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 read more about this and other SEAONC awards.
April 25, 2013. A live interview with Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand at the World Economic Forum on Latin America.
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand was interviewed by Hans Rothgiesser from Semana Económica, at the World Economic Forum on Latin America that took place in Lima, Peru. Click here to watch the interview.
The Huffington Post
April 23, 2013. “Earthquakes are inevitable. Disasters don’t have to be.”
Dr. Hausler Strand’s blog on disaster risk reduction was 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.Click here to read the article.
April 9, 2013. "Rusi the Brick Maker; A Real Example of How Strong a Woman Can Be"
This article, in Bahasa Indonesian, features the work Build Change is doing to help brick makers near Padang, West Sumatra, produce better building materials. Click here to read the story.
April, 2013. “Earthquake-Resistant House Campaign and Demonstration”
This article features the Build Change Indonesia Grand Opening event in Badung, West Java, that took place in February. It also highlights the work Build Change is doing to train others about earthquake-resistant design and construction. Click here to read the article.
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 Strand. Click here to read more.
See Change Magazine
March 4, 2013. “Women who start: Why these social entrepreneurs are talented in new ways”
Elizabeth Hausler Strand was featured as one of four women social entrepreneurs who is impacting the world and making a difference. Click here to read the article.
January 17 - 23, 2013. "Build Change works with Haitian engineers, contractors to prepare homes for future natural disasters".
The article 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 discusses the benefits of retrofitting houses versus building temporary shelters after a disaster. Click here to view the full story.
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 Strand and Build Change’s homeowner-driven approach to post-disaster reconstruction. Click here to 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 was featured in an article in the Indonesian newspaper Radar Kepahiyang. Click here to view the full story.
June 7, 2012. "Build Change Aims to Render Homes Earthquake-Resistant"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand was interviewed in this June 6th 2012 piece by Tate Watkins. The article delves into how Dr. Strand came to found Build Change as well as how the organization's unique approach and collaborative efforts that have changed the face of earthquake-resistant construction in Haiti. Click here to view the full story.
June 6, 2012. "World Habitat Awards 2012: finalists announced!"
Build Change was selected as one of 12 finalists in the 2012 World Habitat Awards for the organization's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Indonesia. Click here to view the announcement
May 28, 2012. "Haiti slowly being rebuilt by locals, charities"
Build Change's Gordon Goodell and Kathleen Jeanty were featured in a news segment produced by KSL TV in Salt Lake City Utah that aired on May 28th, 2012. Build Change was among several organizations featured in the piece. Click here to watch the segment
May 1, 2012. "Building Change From the Ground Up"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand was featured on the Echoing Green web site in an article titled "Building Change From the Ground Up" by Nidhi Chaudhary. The article is part of the site's blog series Unleashing your talent to solve the world's biggest problems. Click here to view the full story.
Huffington Post IMPACT
April 27, 2012. "Design for Good - A Global Movement and Mission", by Lee Schneider. This article features Elizabeth Hausler Strand among several social entrepreneurs using good design to solve significant global issues. A link to a podcast interview is included in this article. Read the article HERE…
University of Colorado Denver - On the Horizon
Spring 2012. "Alumni Notes"
Elizabeth Hausler Strand was mentioned in the Alumni Notes section of the University of Colorado Denver's On the Horizon alumni newsletter. The article mentions Dr. Hausler Strand 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. Click here to see the publication.
PBS Newshour Online
March 29, 2012. "Colo. Nonprofit Helps Quake Victims Rebuild With Better Techniques""
Dr. Hausler Strand was interviewed by David Pelcyger of PBS Newshour Online for his article "Colo. Nonprofit Helps Quake Victims Rebuild With Better Techniques" Click here to view the full story.
Time for Kids
March 2, 2012. "You've Got Skills - Top Minds"
Dr. Hausler Strand 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 the organization's membership newsletter PhilanthroBuzz. View the article HERE.
January 23, 2012. "Build Change: Help Build Earthquare Resistant Homes!"
Build Change is added to Sosense.org as an "Impact Opportunity", facilitating increased exposure and new donation opportunities for the organization. View the Build Change Impact Opportunity HERE.
January 6, 2012. "Building an Earthquake Resistant House on a Tight Budget" by Peter Aronson.
HousingRevolution features Build Change's low cost ways of improving construction methods. The article also features a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Hausler. View the article HERE…
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 HERE…
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Magazine
November 23, 2011. "Building Knowledge, Not Just Houses, in the Developing World" by John Tozzi.
Business Week Magazine features Dr. Hausler and examines how Build Change is helping build back smarter in Haiti by training local builders and engineers. View the article HERE…
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 was featured on the Hilti Foundation website, including information and pictures of our Haiti and Indonesia programs. View the page HERE…
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 has featured Build Change. Read the article HERE…
National Geographic Magazine
September, 2011. "Safe Houses," by Chris Carrol. Credited for drawing of Build Change's construction design for Haiti. Read the article HERE…
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. Read the article HERE…
Huffington Post IMPACT
August 15, 2011. "Constructing a Safer Haiti," by Stacey McMahan. Features photo mention from Build Change working with partner organization Architecture for Humanity. Read the article HERE…
July 10, 2011. "Meet Dr. Hausler, Build Change Founder and Fellowship Winner"
Build Change was featured on the site ProFellow.com, a website dedicated to showcasing Fellowship Winners like Dr. Hausler. Read the article HERE…
2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Presentation
Dr. Hausler presents at the 2011 Eureka Fest, to accept the award for being 2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the year. Watch HERE…
June 8, 2011. "Build Change's Dr. Hausler Wins $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award"
The Cement Trust blog feature's Dr. Hausler and our work in Haiti. Read the blog HERE…
June 3, 2011. "Award-Winner Shakes Up Design of Earthquake Proof Homes" by Dyna Rochmyaningsih
The SciDevNet article discusses the importance of the homeowner driven model in the work of Build Change Indonesia. Read the article HERE…
MSNBC Cosmic Log
May 24, 2011. "Disaster-Proof Homes That Don't Suck" by John Roach
John Roach articulates the importance of the three-C's and homeowner empowerment in the work of Build Change. Read the article HERE…
May 20, 2011. "Building Stronger Communities Out of the Rubble" by Susan Dempsey
Read a piece on Build Change and recipient of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability Dr. Elizabeth Hausler HERE…
May 18, 2011. "Quake Engineer: Earthquakes Don't Kiill, Building Do" by Phil McKenna.
New Scientist features interview with Elizabeth Hausler. Read the article HERE…
May 13, 2011.
The online magazine, Inventors Digest, features Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Read the article HERE…
May 10, 2011. "Award Winner Shakes Up Design of Earthquake-Proof Housing."
Science360.gov features Elizabeth Hausler on their web site with an embedded video of the Lemelson-MIT profile video. 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 HERE…
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. Read the article HERE…
May 10, 2011. "Lemelson-MIT prize goes to Hausler."
Boston.com features Dr. Hausler and history of the Lemelson-MIT prize. Read the article HERE…
April 7, 2011. "Earthquakes Don't Kill People."
Hilti Foundation features Dr. Hausler and a brief history of Build Change. Read the article HERE…
January 14, 2011. "Forell/Elsesser Teams with Build Change on Haiti Homes Project."
Article featuring news on the partnership between San Francisco based Forell/Elsesser and Build Change. Read the article HERE…
KGNU, Morning Magazine
January 2011. An interview with Elizabeth Hausler.
Mauve Conran interviews Elizabeth Hausler after the January 19th Pakistan Earthquake. Listen to the broadcast HERE…
Standford Social Innovation Review
Winter 2010. "Grassroots Concrete" by Brandon Keim
The work of Build Change in China and Indonesia is showcased in the "What Works" section of the Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2010 issue. Read the article HERE…
Innovations Journal, Build Back Better
Fall 2010. "Build Earthquake-Resistant Houses in Haiti" by Elizabeth Hausler
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 HERE…
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 HERE
April 20, 2010. "Mini Case Study: Build Change Lays Off Indonesian Staff, Then Major Earthquake Hits" by S.L. Bachman
Read a case study featuring the Build Change Indonesia program, and the tough decision Dr. Hausler faced after the September 30, 2009 earthquake. Find the article HERE…
National Geographic Channel
March 2010. "China Quake!" Co-production with NGCI and Yuanchun Media
Build Change featured in this documentary on the May 12, 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China. Check out the preview HERE…
The China Quake! DVD is also available for purchase, buy your copy 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 IT HERE…
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 IT HERE…
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 IT HERE…
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. READ IT 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…
All Things Considered, National Public Radio
May 5, 2009. "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 the text HERE and LISTEN HERE…
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 the text HERE…
May 11, 2009. "Rebuilding China's quake-hit zone" by Michael Bristow
Article quotes Build Change's Founder: "It gives me a lot of hope because the central government is really trying to enforce building codes". Read the text HERE…
Stanford Social Innovation Conversations Podcast
January 2009. Featuring Build Change Founder, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, after receiving the Equality Category Cash Prize at the 2008 Tech Awards. LISTEN HERE…
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. Links to Press Coverage:
Global X Video on SocialEdge
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