Remaining home builders, we at Hammer & Hand invest a large amount of our time doing remodels, new homes, and the occasional business TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we satisfaction ourselves on currently being top-notch builders and excellent associates of our communities, it is not frequently that we get to be concerned in a task that is created all over the concept of community developing alone. Doing the job on the Alder Commons group kitchen area create-out was a exceptional treat for us, and 1 that meant a ton to many customers of our staff.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit room created to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural group making and own expansion. They provide a location for self-directed studying in classes and workshops on a vast range of subjects and for a numerous array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf constructing, art programs to homeschool hangouts for young ones in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a group crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-improvement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We intention to minimize boundaries among youth and grown ups of numerous backgrounds by delivering an available and inclusive house for them to share expertise and methods.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons team approached Hammer & Hand about making their local community kitchen area, we have been thrilled for the possibility to convey their aspiration to lifestyle. The project was created by Communitecture, a area architecture firm with an eye for inventive local community spaces and a mission for social justice. As standard builders with a concentration in both style-driven projects and progressing variety, equity, and inclusion within just our own industry, it was a perfect healthy for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for picking out Hammer & Hand to make a area that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as residence foundation for 16 tiny, the greater part-QTBIPOC food and herbalism organizations.

Find out far more about the mission of Alder Commons and check out their calendar of situations at aldercommons.org

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