Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project

Staying home builders, we at Hammer & Hand devote a lot of our time undertaking remodels, new homes, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Though we satisfaction ourselves on getting top rated-notch builders and excellent users of our communities, it’s not frequently that we get to be included in a project that is developed all-around the strategy of community creating alone. Working on the Alder Commons community kitchen area make-out was a rare address for us, and 1 that meant a lot to numerous members of our team.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit room designed to aid multigenerational, multicultural community constructing and particular progress. They offer a position for self-directed mastering in classes and workshops on a broad selection of matters and for a numerous array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf developing, art programs to homeschool hangouts for young children in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a neighborhood crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-improvement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages community of self-directed learners. We goal to reduce barriers concerning youth and older people of diverse backgrounds by supplying an obtainable and inclusive area for them to share awareness and assets.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons staff approached Hammer & Hand about constructing their neighborhood kitchen area place, we have been thrilled for the opportunity to deliver their dream to daily life. The task was built by Communitecture, a community architecture firm with an eye for creative group areas and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a aim in both of those layout-driven jobs and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion inside of our possess industry, it was a excellent fit for Hammer & Hand. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for picking Hammer & Hand to develop a place that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as property foundation for 16 tiny, vast majority-QTBIPOC meals and herbalism firms.

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