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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. By invitation Sara presented at two national conferences on building material reuse in 2013. 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 currently serving her second year on the City of Portland’s Deconstruction Advisory Group. Sara is the author of six articles 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 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

Past Presentations

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


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.


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

Research Opportunities

Quote for individual research projects.

Specialized research in the areas of building material reuse.


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