Remaining home builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a large amount of our time carrying out remodels, new residences, and the occasional commercial TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we pride ourselves on becoming prime-notch builders and excellent members of our communities, it’s not typically that we get to be involved in a task that is intended all around the idea of community constructing by itself. Operating on the Alder Commons local community kitchen build-out was a rare address for us, and a single that meant a good deal to several customers of our group.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit area intended to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural group constructing and personal growth. They supply a put for self-directed understanding in classes and workshops on a vast assortment of topics and for a diverse array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf creating, 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-improvement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages community of self-directed learners. We aim to cut down obstacles in between youth and grown ups of varied backgrounds by supplying an obtainable and inclusive space for them to share information and assets.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about making their local community kitchen area space, we ended up thrilled for the option to provide their desire to everyday living. The task was built by Communitecture, a community architecture firm with an eye for creative local community areas and a mission for social justice. As regular builders with a emphasis in both of those design-driven projects and progressing variety, equity, and inclusion inside of our own industry, it was a perfect healthy for Hammer & Hand. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding on Hammer & Hand to build a area that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as household foundation for 16 smaller, bulk-QTBIPOC foodstuff and herbalism corporations.
Understand extra about the mission of Alder Commons and check out their calendar of occasions at aldercommons.org
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