MEET THE TEAM

All for Reuse is not an official organization, but an initiative started and run by a group of volunteers passionate about accelerating reuse in the commercial real estate sector. We represent the many stakeholders in the design, construction, and supply of materials used in commercial buildings and bring our diverse perspectives to find and share solutions with all others enthusiastic about reuse.

Andrew Ellsworth

Doors Unhinged

Founder & CEO of Doors Unhinged, the first US company to exclusively sell reclaimed commercial doors systems. His pioneering work proves that there is, in fact, a market for construction material reuse at a larger, commercial scale. Andrew is committed to circular economy, community investment and zero waste principles, presenting his vision and approach to carbon reduction in the construction industry at national conferences.


Andrew co-launched the All For Reuse initiative with Arup, to bolster demand for reclaimed materials and foster creation of new commercial reuse enterprises across the nation.

Frances Yang

Arup

As leader of Arup's Sustainable Materials Consulting practice, Frances promotes low carbon, healthy, and circular design of our built environment. She co-leads coalition-building efforts as part of Arup’s long-time partnership with the Ellen McArthur Foundation. She has also served on the Carbon Leadership Forum board, ASCE/SEI SE 2050 committee, USGBC MR TAG, and C2C Advisory Group.


Most recently, she has helped to launch All for Reuse, an initiative to generate the demand and infrastructure for economical reuse of materials in commercial tenant improvements.

Emily English

BNBuilders

In her current role as Sustainability Director for a BNBuilders, a west coast based general contractor, Emily has the opportunity to influence multiple construction projects at once and work with clients who are pioneering what's next in sustainability.


Through her previous roles at the local and national levels of USGBC, Cradle-to-Cradle, Energy Star, and the National Association of Home Builders, she has educated numerous building professionals, clients, and government officials on circular economy and green building concepts, and influenced public policy in these areas. Among her areas of focus, material salvage and reuse strategies is one that she has a particular passion for, which she extends to All for Reuse.

Alejandra Arce-Gomez

GCI / Madrone

Sustainability Manager at GCI and Madrone Construction Resources, GCI’s internal demolition company. Alejandra’s expertise in identifying opportunities for waste diversion and material repurposing has allowed GCI to set and achieve high diversion goals. She leads Madrone’s Material Repurposing Program, where she donates materials to organizations in need, such as non-profits and community-focused companies reducing greenhouse gas emissions life-cycle impacts and supporting the reuse economy.

Alejandra brings a critical boots-on-the-ground expertise in deconstruction within the commercial sector to the All for Reuse initiative.

Yarden Harari

CallisonRTKL Inc.

Yarden is a licensed Architect specializing in Performance-Driven Design at CallisonRTKL, bridging environmental and social impact to broaden access and deepen strategies for sustainable design in culture and practice.


With nearly a decade of experience in specialty retail prior to her current role, Yarden harnesses this experience to explore how projects with inherently short life cycles might achieve community-oriented and proactive practices through deconstruction and resource stewardship. This inquiry led her to create and host the first workshop related to All for Reuse, focused on retail and sponsored by the CRTKL Co-Lab.

Marcus Hopper

Gensler

Marcus Hopper, AIA, NCARB, LEED ID+C, is the Northwest Regional Design Management leader for Gensler. With a depth of experience in workplace environments, Marcus is passionate about design’s capacity to shape the built environment with creativity, environmental conscientiousness and material sustainability.


Particular to reuse, Marcus contributed Etsy's New York City office and NRDC's work space in San Francisco. He was also part of a research team that studied five Gensler offices that had recently undergone renovation to see how reused materials played a role. Findings from this initial study were published in the Gensler Research Institute white paper, "What’s Old is New Again – Circumnavigating the Circular Economy."

Amanda Kaminsky

Building Product Ecosystems

Amanda Kaminsky is Founder and Principal of Building Product Ecosystems [BPE] LLC, collaborating with building owners and cities to optimize material resource cycles for whole system health.


BPE leads multi-disciplinary collaborations that evolve feedstocks, recycling, infrastructure, and logistics for optimal systemic health and performance of building material resources. BPE pilots improvements to product, process, standards, and infrastructure on behalf of building owners, their design and construction teams, supply chains, recycling networks, and impacted communities, often engaging regional policy makers, testing labs, codes and standards committees, and academic research. BPE shares collective pilot learnings amongst collaborators to expedite industry progress.