Michael Poris, AIA
Michael Poris, AIA, is a founding principal at McIntosh Poris Architects, where he’s led the charge on restoring Detroit’s most iconic neighborhoods and landmark buildings. Since his return to the city in 1995, he has tirelessly worked to preserve the legacy of its beloved 20th-century architecture and historic districts while also helping implement change through innovative design. His architectural leadership has transformed Detroit with groundbreaking projects, such as the Foundation Hotel and the East Riverfront Framework Plan, both recognized with numerous awards. The firm has gained more than 130 design accolades, including 30 AIA Honor Awards and 70 Detroit Design Awards. His design work has been featured in more than 100 prestigious publications worldwide, including Dwell, Urban Land, Architectural Record, and Interior Design. Michael is currently spearheading the adaptive reuse of the 600,000-square-foot Fisher Body Plant in Detroit, and a 600 prefabricated home community in Colorado. Recently, Michael received the prestigious AIA Detroit Charles Blessing Award, recognizing his significant leadership in planning and civic issues and his unwavering commitment to improving the quality of life for all Detroiters.