Remaining household builders, we at Hammer & Hand shell out a great deal of our time performing remodels, new homes, and the occasional commercial TI in Portland and Seattle. Though we pride ourselves on remaining best-notch builders and great associates of our communities, it’s not generally that we get to be included in a undertaking that is intended all-around the notion of neighborhood developing alone. Working on the Alder Commons neighborhood kitchen area create-out was a exceptional deal with for us, and a single that intended a ton to many customers of our staff.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit area built to aid multigenerational, multicultural local community setting up and particular development. They present a spot for self-directed understanding in lessons and workshops on a vast variety of topics and for a various array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf making, artwork programs to homeschool hangouts for young children in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a group crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-advancement.

β€œOur mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages community of self-directed learners. We intention to cut down limitations amongst youth and grownups of diverse backgrounds by supplying an available and inclusive place for them to share understanding and methods.” (resource: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons crew approached Hammer & Hand about building their local community kitchen space, we had been thrilled for the option to carry their dream to lifestyle. The project was built by Communitecture, a area architecture agency with an eye for artistic community areas and a mission for social justice. As conventional builders with a emphasis in both equally structure-pushed jobs and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion inside of our possess field, it was a perfect match for Hammer & Hand. We specific our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for choosing Hammer & Hand to build a place that is now a commissary kitchen serving as house foundation for 16 compact, greater part-QTBIPOC food and herbalism businesses.

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