Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, billionBRICKS, is an urban planner and architect by profession with over 10 years of experience in design firms across in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In 2013, he founded billionBricks, which is a non-profit enterprise that envisions a world where no one is homeless. He leads multidisciplinary teams and engages with stakeholders and partners across various sectors to provide the homeless and vulnerable with shelter and building infrastructure that are innovative, scalable, and sustainable, creating opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty. Since its founding, bB has rehabilitated more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people in Asia.
Chosen as one of Urban Land Institute’s 40 under 40 in 2016, he is a recipient of the Focussed Issue Planning Award from the California State APA In 2007, and shortlisted in the top 5 of the World Architecture News Award under the Commercial Category in 2010. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and an Outstanding Graduate Award for year 2005.