Getting household builders, we at Hammer & Hand devote a lot of our time accomplishing remodels, new households, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Even though we pride ourselves on staying prime-notch builders and fantastic customers of our communities, it is not generally that we get to be included in a job that is made close to the strategy of neighborhood making itself. Operating on the Alder Commons local community kitchen construct-out was a scarce deal with for us, and a single that meant a large amount to a lot of members of our team.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit room built to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood constructing and personalized expansion. They deliver a spot for self-directed finding out in courses and workshops on a huge selection of subjects and for a numerous array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf developing, art classes to homeschool hangouts for youngsters 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 community of self-directed learners. We intention to lower barriers concerning youth and grownups of numerous backgrounds by furnishing an available and inclusive place for them to share information and resources.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons team approached Hammer & Hand about setting up their community kitchen house, we had been thrilled for the opportunity to bring their dream to existence. The undertaking was designed by Communitecture, a community architecture organization with an eye for imaginative group areas and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a emphasis in both design and style-driven jobs and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion in our personal sector, it was a perfect in shape for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding on Hammer & Hand to build a house that is now a commissary kitchen serving as dwelling base for 16 modest, greater part-QTBIPOC foodstuff and herbalism organizations.
Study far more about the mission of Alder Commons and check out their calendar of situations at aldercommons.org
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