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Seeking Your Story with the Reclamation Administration!

We are collecting information and would like to hear from you!

I just wanted to thank you, because since I get all the updates through Reclamation Administration I found today out pieces from the old Waldorf Astoria in NYC are for sale – so I bought an old Waldorf Astoria door bell!!!! Yihaaa! – Diederick Kraaijeveld, Oudhout.com.

Old Globe Grain Elevator in Superior, Wisconsin – was salvaged by the ReBuilding Exchange after Meegan Czop read about it on the Reclamation Administration.

If you have a story of how the Reclamation Administration connected you with a resource or inspiration – please let us know!

Email: ReclamationNews@gmail.com

In exchange, we are happy to print a quote with a link back to a site of your choice.

Future: Portland – YouTube

A video produced by Brushfire Creative Partners and Ifanyi Bell, inspired by his essay “The Air I Breathe” in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine, “Quandary.” Read the story here: http://oregonhumanities.org/magazine/

via Future: Portland – YouTube.

ReSpace Competition – challenge

ReSpace Competition


The challenge: design a small, outdoor community gathering space which exhibits exemplary design using reuse materials.

This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House (a non-profit outreach program for the inner-city of Wake Forest, NC) to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside.  This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.

We selected “Porch” as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular.  They are central to southern culture.  They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.


A total of $2,000 in awards will be presented to three winners. The Grand Prize winner’s design will be constructed on site overseen by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and will receive $1,000 in prize money.

via ReSpace Competition – challenge.