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WHO WE ARE


billionBricks is a team of passionate designers, architects and building industry professionals who believe that buildings for the poor should not be poorly designed and built.

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WHO WE ARE


billionBricks is a team of passionate designers, architects and building industry professionals who believe that buildings for the poor should not be poorly designed and built.

Team

Åsa Jonsson 

Marketing and Research Fellow

Charlène Guidot

Product Design Associate

Chelsea Wee

Operations Intern

Kiran Babu

Architectural Intern

Mehnaj Tabassum

Design Intern

Madhura Joshi

Architectural Design Associate

Pranav Kumar Sinha

Market Development Manager

Prasoon Kumar

Co-Founder and CEO

Roanna Medina

Operations Manager

Robert Verrijt

Studio Director

Vinod Kumar

Site Engineer

 
 

Strategic Partners

Prantik Mazumdar

Digital Marketing

Sharad Malhoutra

Business Strategy

 
 

Trustees & Advisory Board

Anurag Srivastava

Co-Founder

Snehal Mantri

Founding Trustee

 

David Gensler

Advisory Board

Eren Koont

Advisory Board

Hari V. Krishnan

Advisory Board

Kristy Castleton

Advisory Board

Rahul Mehrotra

Advisory Board

 
 

FELLOWSHIP & INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

Theses program is a great way to be directly involved and immersed in the mission of bB. Get in touch to learn more.

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OUR STORY


From architects designing homes for those who already owned a home, to serving the homeless. We believe that using our passions for social good can create the most positive change in other people's lives.

OUR STORY


From architects designing homes for those who already owned a home, to serving the homeless. We believe that using our passions for social good can create the most positive change in other people's lives.

billionBricks was started by Prasoon Kumar, who had been an architect for 13 years before quitting his job to helm the organisation full-time as CEO. He noticed the dismal quality of housing designed for the poor in developing countries in the region.

There was a lack of competition for such projects, therefore, there was no demand for accountability and quality. Imagine mould everywhere and leaking pipes, as would be the case in projects for the poor that are usually done so poorly. Noone, not even the homeless, would want to live in them. They would rather live in the streets or the slums. 

This drove Prasoon to set up billionBricks. 

Anurag Strivastava, CEO of architecture firm Space Matrix, and Snehal Mantri, a property developer in India, later joined Prasoon as the organisation's founding trustees. Anurag, who comes from a humble background understands how the safety of a roof provides a person with the confidence to dream, as well as access to opportunities for economic improvements. 

The trio based billionBricks in Singapore because of its status as a design and innovation hub, and proximity to funders. The location was also ideal to manage its regional projects that are today in India, Cambodia, India, Malaysia and Nepal.

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IMPACT


bB works for improved safety and health, environmental stewardship, social security, economic upliftment, safety for women and children, educational & career opportunities, and poverty alleviation.

IMPACT


bB works for improved safety and health, environmental stewardship, social security, economic upliftment, safety for women and children, educational & career opportunities, and poverty alleviation.

IMPACT DELIVERED

784 homeless provided with shelter since 2013

COMMITTED PROJECTS

bB is committed to deliver homes for 1,155 homeless,  and a school for 240 stateless childred to be completed by the end of 2016. 

FUTURE GOAL

bB aim to improve the quality of life of 100,000 homeless through better buildings in the next 5 years.

FUNDING

bB is a non-profit enterprise which sustains its impact through its 3-prong financial model: funding partnerships, consulting services and market based product solutions.  Take a look at our Audit Report FY 2013-2014.

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SEEN OR HEARD


If you have a program, event or endeavor you want to involve us in, get in touch! 

CONTACT US

SEEN OR HEARD


If you have a program, event or endeavor you want to involve us in, get in touch! 

CONTACT US

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