BillionBricks is a one-of-a-kind non-profit innovation studio, based in Singapore, that uses design as their primary tool to solve one of the most pressing global problems: homelessness. They design and provide shelter and infrastructure solutions for the homeless and vulnerable that are scalable, sustainable, and able to create
opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty. Their approach empowers communities to replicate their solutions on their own, and reduce dependencies on support, creating ownership and pride, and unlocking untapped potential for change.
Prasoon Kumar is an urban planner and architect with over 10 years of international design experience with his work spanning Asia, United States, Africa and Australia. In 2013, he co-founded BillionBricks, a non-profit design studio which innovates shelter solutions with a vision to end homelessness in the world.
He leads a multidisciplinary team, engages with communities and stakeholders to provide for high quality shelters to the poorest communities creation opportunities for them to emerge out of poverty. Since its founding, bB has rehabilitated more than 1,800 homeless through its work. Chosen as one of Urban Land Institute’s 40 under 40, his weatherHYDE shelter received global
recognition when Ashton Kutcher, American actor and investor
shared it on social media including A* Design Award.