Being residence builders, we at Hammer & Hand invest a large amount of our time undertaking remodels, new houses, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we pride ourselves on remaining top rated-notch builders and fantastic customers of our communities, it’s not frequently that we get to be included in a job that is built around the strategy of local community setting up by itself. Doing work on the Alder Commons local community kitchen build-out was a unusual address for us, and a single that meant a great deal to numerous customers of our team.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place made to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural community constructing and personal development. They offer a area for self-directed discovering in lessons and workshops on a extensive array of subject areas and for a diverse array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf building, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for little ones in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a neighborhood crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-improvement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We purpose to reduce boundaries amongst youth and adults of varied backgrounds by offering an obtainable and inclusive house for them to share understanding and methods.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons workforce approached Hammer & Hand about making their neighborhood kitchen room, we had been thrilled for the chance to provide their aspiration to everyday living. The undertaking was made by Communitecture, a area architecture company with an eye for imaginative group areas and a mission for social justice. As classic builders with a aim in the two style-pushed assignments and progressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our have sector, it was a excellent in shape for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for selecting Hammer & Hand to create a place that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as dwelling base for 16 small, greater part-QTBIPOC food items and herbalism firms.
Study additional about the mission of Alder Commons and check out out their calendar of situations at aldercommons.org
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