June 14, 2024

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Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project

Being household builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a ton of our time accomplishing remodels, new residences, and the occasional professional TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we pride ourselves on staying prime-notch builders and very good users of our communities, it’s not frequently that we get to be associated in a venture that is intended all-around the concept of group creating itself. Performing on the Alder Commons community kitchen build-out was a exceptional handle for us, and one that meant a whole lot to numerous associates of our team.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place created to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural community constructing and particular development. They offer a place for self-directed discovering in courses and workshops on a wide array of subjects and for a various array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf building, art courses to homeschool hangouts for young ones 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 local community of self-directed learners. We purpose to lower barriers amongst youth and adults of varied backgrounds by offering an accessible and inclusive room for them to share information and sources.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about building their group kitchen room, we were thrilled for the opportunity to carry their aspiration to existence. The challenge was developed by Communitecture, a community architecture organization with an eye for creative local community spaces and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a target in equally design and style-pushed assignments and progressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our personal industry, it was a great healthy for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding upon Hammer & Hand to develop a place that is now a commissary kitchen serving as home foundation for 16 compact, vast majority-QTBIPOC foodstuff and herbalism organizations.

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

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