January 27, 2023


Home living innovation

Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project


Getting house builders, we at Hammer & Hand expend a great deal of our time carrying out remodels, new houses, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Nevertheless we satisfaction ourselves on getting top-notch builders and fantastic users of our communities, it is not normally that we get to be involved in a venture that is intended around the notion of community creating by itself. Functioning on the Alder Commons local community kitchen make-out was a exceptional address for us, and one particular that meant a lot to many members of our workforce.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit room created to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood building and personal advancement. They deliver a put for self-directed understanding in lessons and workshops on a vast assortment of subjects and for a diverse array of peoples. From cooking classes to bookshelf setting up, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for children in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a neighborhood crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-advancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages community of self-directed learners. We intention to lessen limitations among youth and adults of assorted backgrounds by furnishing an available and inclusive room for them to share awareness and means.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons team approached Hammer & Hand about creating their group kitchen area house, we ended up thrilled for the possibility to carry their aspiration to existence. The task was developed by Communitecture, a neighborhood architecture business with an eye for artistic group spaces and a mission for social justice. As conventional builders with a aim in the two layout-pushed assignments and progressing variety, fairness, and inclusion inside our personal sector, it was a great in good shape for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for choosing Hammer & Hand to develop a place that is now a commissary kitchen serving as residence foundation for 16 little, greater part-QTBIPOC foods and herbalism companies.

Master far more about the mission of Alder Commons and test out their calendar of functions at aldercommons.org

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