Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Being household builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a large amount of our time carrying out remodels, new residences, and the occasional business TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we satisfaction ourselves on remaining best-notch builders and very good customers of our communities, it’s not often that we get to be concerned in a project that is designed around the thought of community creating itself. Performing on the Alder Commons group kitchen area construct-out was a exceptional treat for us, and a single that intended a great deal to quite a few associates of our staff.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place built to aid multigenerational, multicultural community making and particular development. They give a put for self-directed studying in lessons and workshops on a vast array of matters and for a various array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf developing, art classes 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-enhancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We purpose to lessen limitations amongst youth and grownups of assorted backgrounds by giving an obtainable and inclusive space for them to share information and sources.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons team approached Hammer & Hand about constructing their community kitchen place, we have been thrilled for the option to bring their desire to lifestyle. The undertaking was built by Communitecture, a area architecture firm with an eye for innovative community spaces and a mission for social justice. As standard builders with a concentrate in the two structure-driven assignments and progressing diversity, fairness, and inclusion inside of our personal marketplace, it was a fantastic suit for Hammer & Hand. We specific our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for choosing Hammer & Hand to construct a room that is now a commissary kitchen serving as residence base for 16 little, vast majority-QTBIPOC foods and herbalism companies.

Master more about the mission of Alder Commons and examine out their calendar of situations at aldercommons.org

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