Executive Director Sara Garrett
Sara is an architect and project manager with over 13 years of experience on a variety of diverse projects ranging from 700 to 130,000 square feet. Sara received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Physics and Building Science from Portland State University, and was trained as an Architect at the University of Toronto. Though her formal training is in design and building science, Sara’s professional experience has primarily been in property development. She enjoys complex projects and to date has served as manager or developer of 6 mixed-use projects in the Portland area. MotiveSpace is a ‘dream job’ for Sara, combining her love of building and development with her passion for community service. Sara enjoys complex projects; since joining the organization in 2010 she has led MotiveSpace in helping over 70 social benefit organizations find or build the spaces they need to thrive.