Getting home builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a whole lot of our time performing remodels, new residences, and the occasional professional TI in Portland and Seattle. Even though we pleasure ourselves on staying best-notch builders and superior users of our communities, it’s not frequently that we get to be associated in a challenge that is made all-around the principle of community creating by itself. Performing on the Alder Commons group kitchen area establish-out was a scarce address for us, and just one that meant a great deal to lots of members of our team.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit house intended to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood creating and particular growth. They deliver a location for self-directed learning in courses and workshops on a extensive vary of topics and for a varied array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf creating, artwork 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-advancement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages group of self-directed learners. We goal to reduce boundaries concerning youth and adults of various backgrounds by offering an available and inclusive house for them to share awareness and methods.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about building their group kitchen room, we were being thrilled for the opportunity to deliver their aspiration to existence. The undertaking was made by Communitecture, a local architecture organization with an eye for imaginative community spaces and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a focus in equally design-driven tasks and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion inside our individual marketplace, it was a fantastic suit for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding upon Hammer & Hand to build a room that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as property base for 16 compact, bulk-QTBIPOC food stuff and herbalism enterprises.
Study much more about the mission of Alder Commons and examine out their calendar of occasions at aldercommons.org
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