Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Remaining residence builders, we at Hammer & Hand devote a ton of our time carrying out remodels, new residences, and the occasional professional TI in Portland and Seattle. However we satisfaction ourselves on getting leading-notch builders and superior customers of our communities, it is not usually that we get to be concerned in a job that is developed all around the strategy of neighborhood creating by itself. Performing on the Alder Commons group kitchen area construct-out was a rare treat for us, and one particular that meant a lot to lots of associates of our team.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit space developed to aid multigenerational, multicultural group developing and private growth. They deliver a put for self-directed finding out in lessons and workshops on a huge variety of subjects and for a numerous array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf setting up, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for kids 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 neighborhood of self-directed learners. We intention to lower barriers among youth and older people of assorted backgrounds by furnishing an obtainable and inclusive house for them to share awareness and resources.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons group approached Hammer & Hand about creating their local community kitchen room, we had been thrilled for the option to convey their desire to life. The project was intended by Communitecture, a local architecture agency with an eye for artistic group spaces and a mission for social justice. As conventional builders with a target in the two layout-pushed tasks and progressing diversity, fairness, and inclusion inside our personal industry, it was a ideal in shape for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding upon Hammer & Hand to develop a space that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as household foundation for 16 smaller, the vast majority-QTBIPOC food and herbalism enterprises.

Find out much more about the mission of Alder Commons and look at out their calendar of activities at

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