May 18, 2024


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Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Becoming household builders, we at Hammer & Hand devote a ton of our time performing remodels, new properties, and the occasional professional TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we satisfaction ourselves on remaining top-notch builders and very good associates of our communities, it is not generally that we get to be included in a project that is created all around the notion of local community setting up alone. Performing on the Alder Commons community kitchen area create-out was a exceptional deal with for us, and 1 that meant a large amount to a lot of members of our staff.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit area made to aid multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood setting up and particular development. They give a position for self-directed mastering in classes and workshops on a extensive vary of topics and for a varied array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf building, artwork courses to homeschool hangouts for kids in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a community crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-enhancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages group of self-directed learners. We purpose to decrease obstacles among youth and adults of varied backgrounds by furnishing an available and inclusive place for them to share awareness and means.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about creating their neighborhood kitchen area house, we have been thrilled for the possibility to convey their desire to life. The challenge was built by Communitecture, a local architecture organization with an eye for imaginative local community spaces and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a target in both equally style-driven assignments and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion inside our personal market, it was a perfect in good shape for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for picking Hammer & Hand to create a area that is now a commissary kitchen serving as property foundation for 16 modest, the vast majority-QTBIPOC food stuff and herbalism businesses.

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