June 16, 2024


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Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Currently being house builders, we at Hammer & Hand invest a ton of our time executing remodels, new houses, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Though we delight ourselves on remaining major-notch builders and excellent users of our communities, it is not generally that we get to be concerned in a job that is made around the concept of group developing by itself. Doing the job on the Alder Commons neighborhood kitchen create-out was a rare take care of for us, and one particular that intended a ton to lots of members of our crew.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit space developed to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood building and particular expansion. They give a position for self-directed studying in lessons and workshops on a vast assortment of subject areas and for a diverse array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf constructing, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for youngsters in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a group crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-enhancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We purpose to lower limitations between youth and grownups of numerous backgrounds by supplying an obtainable and inclusive space for them to share information and resources.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons workforce approached Hammer & Hand about developing their community kitchen area area, we have been thrilled for the chance to provide their desire to lifetime. The challenge was built by Communitecture, a neighborhood architecture firm with an eye for inventive community spaces and a mission for social justice. As classic builders with a aim in both of those style and design-pushed assignments and progressing range, equity, and inclusion inside our possess marketplace, it was a perfect in good shape for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for picking out Hammer & Hand to construct a house that is now a commissary kitchen serving as household foundation for 16 small, the greater part-QTBIPOC meals and herbalism corporations.

Discover extra about the mission of Alder Commons and check out their calendar of occasions at aldercommons.org

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