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Sara Badiali 
In 2002 Sara Badiali trained and worked as a construction welder for architect Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti in Cordez Junction, Arizona. Starting in 2005 Sara worked for four years coordinating projects for Deconstruction Services at the ReBuilding Center in Portland, Oregon. For over ten years she has consulted on both construction businesses and nonprofit organizations, and worked for local design build firms like Hammer and Hand in energy efficiency.

Sara created the building material reuse news website the Reclamation Administration.Com. She presented at national conferences on building material reuse twice in 2013 and in 2017. In 2014 she was board chair for the national nonprofit Building Material Reuse Association.

Sara has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University. She is serving her second year on the City of Portland’s Deconstruction Advisory Group. She was planner and co-host of the Decon + Reuse ’17 Expo: Saving Our Past, Building the Future conference in September 2017.

Sara is the author of seven articles and one infographic on building material reuse and deconstruction practices. She is a welder and woodworker, designing and creating furniture, lighting, and fire features. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.



  • City of Portland, Oregon Deconstruction Workforce Training, ReUse Consulting
  • City of Portland, Oregon Deconstruction Contractor Training, ReUse Consulting
  • Jordan Jordan, Building Materials Broker, Earth Advantage // Better Buildings Now
  • Don Jorovsky, University of Minnesota, Department of Energy and Environment at Hennepin County, Minnesota


City of Portland Deconstruction Workforce Certification: Introducing the Originals Association of Oregon Recyclers Sustainable Oregon Conference 2017

City of Portland Deconstruction Workforce Certification: Introducing the Originals: Oregon Metro Regional Government 2017

ReUse and Deconstruction – Creating Jobs, Equity and Sustainability in Portland: Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference 2017

The Evolution of Deconstruction in Portland Creating Public Policies and Regulations through Community Engagement and Cooperation: Japanese Local Government Managers Training The Tokyo Foundation/Portland State University 2016

The Reclamation Administration
Building Material Reuse Association Decon ’13 Expo

The Reclamation Administration
Reclaim + Remake Symposium 2013: “Waste is a resource in the wrong place”

The Reclamation Administration: 30 Reuse Projects
NW EcoBuilding Guild: Deconstruction/Salvage Event 2012

The Reclamation Administration: Drop Box Brigade
Research Club Brunch Speakers 2011, 2013

Published Articles


Master of Special Problem Solving, Dave Bennink Disassembles 1,000 Buildings by Hand   Reclamation Administration: July 31, 2017

Deconstruction vs. Demolition: Portland, Oregon’s Potential for Groundbreaking Health and Safety Studies in Building Demolition Reclamation Administration: July 22, 2016

Deconstruction Resolution Unanimously Passes Portland City Council   Reclamation Administration: February 2016

Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships   Reclamation Administration: November 2015

Finding Reclaimed Materials for Bar Tables    Building Material Reuse Association: June 2014 Newsletter

PDX Carpet Ride      Reclamation Administration: March 2014

Deconstruction is Policy Already Written     Building Material Reuse Association: March 2014 Newsletter

Drowning in Demolition     Building Material Reuse Association: February 2014 Newsletter

Press on my design background


Hourly rate is $75.00.


  • Building Material Reuse
  • Reuse Centers
  • Markets for Building Materials/Brokerage
  • Design Resources
  • Reuse Policy

To get the most out of your time with me prepare the following:

  1. A list of questions
  2. Identify the priority subjects
  3. What you want as a result of our conversation

a. A list of resources

b. Business ideas

c. Broader understanding of reuse

d. Outline of next steps

Speaking Opportunities

Quotes for individual speaking requests

Topics – Includes slides

  • Building Material Reuse Design
  • Municipal/Government Adaptive Reuse Projects
  • Community Development through reuse
  • Reuse Businesses
  • Inspiration

Graphic Design

Quote for individual design projects

  • Logos
  • Marketing Materials

Research Opportunities 

Quote for individual research projects.

Specialized research in the areas of building material reuse.



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