Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Staying residence builders, we at Hammer & Hand shell out a large amount of our time performing remodels, new households, and the occasional business TI in Portland and Seattle. Nevertheless we delight ourselves on getting best-notch builders and good users of our communities, it is not frequently that we get to be concerned in a venture that is developed around the notion of group building itself. Working on the Alder Commons community kitchen area establish-out was a scarce take care of for us, and a person that meant a great deal to numerous users of our group.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit house made to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural group building and personal advancement. They give a place for self-directed understanding in lessons and workshops on a broad assortment of topics and for a varied array of peoples. From cooking classes to bookshelf constructing, art courses to homeschool hangouts for children in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a community crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-advancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We aim to cut down obstacles concerning youth and grown ups of assorted backgrounds by furnishing an accessible and inclusive room for them to share awareness and methods.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons group approached Hammer & Hand about developing their community kitchen room, we have been thrilled for the prospect to deliver their dream to everyday living. The job was developed by Communitecture, a regional architecture business with an eye for inventive group areas and a mission for social justice. As conventional builders with a concentration in both design and style-pushed tasks and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion in just our have field, it was a excellent healthy for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for selecting Hammer & Hand to establish a room that is now a commissary kitchen serving as home foundation for 16 little, the vast majority-QTBIPOC food and herbalism firms.

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