McIntosh Poris Architects News

Insights and perspectives on MPA’s most recent projects, awards and clients.



The Hotel St. Regis is part of a wave of new development in Detroit’s New Center

July 8, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates is renovating the Hotel St. Regis, which was described as a jewel box at the time it opened in 1966. The Hotel St. Regis in Detroit’s New Center is undergoing a top-to-bottom, $9-million renovation of its 125 […]

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Preservation by design

July 6, 2020

Detroit’s architectural fabric is rich with unique historical structures—some recognizable, others more discreet—that have continually been re-purposed for the modern-day city. They also double as keenly protected sites for historic conservationists, one of which was recently recognized by both the […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates Celebrated for Transformation of Historic Detroit Projects

June 25, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates was recently recognized by local professional organizations for its sensitive design and rehabilitation of historic buildings in Detroit.  The Michigan chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAMI) awarded the firm with a 2020 Honor Award in […]

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New residential, retail building coming to Adams Road in Birmingham’s Triangle district

June 19, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates is designing a local project in the Triangle District of Birmingham, MI.  This is MPA’s second recent project in the Triangle District with a vision to create a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood to live, work, and shop. The current […]

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District Market Detroit builds on Detroit’s rich history of neighborhood markets

April 29, 2020

“McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for the District Market builds on Detroit’s rich history of neighborhood markets by reinterpreting the concept into a sophisticated, contemporary food hall within Little Caesars Arena.” The District Market features five different quick-service food stations: Sugar […]

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Co.act on Interiors and Sources: Creative Details for Office Renovations in Interiors

April 23, 2020

“McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for Co.act, a ground-floor co-working space in Detroit, embraces the historic building’s original architectural features but adds modern flexibility with a mix of work-spaces and amenities that can change over time.”   Follow the links below: […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates on Multi‐family Housing Developments

March 31, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for DuCharme Place—a new, ground‐up, 185‐unit luxury apartment community in Detroit’s historic Lafayette Park—is the area’s first lifestyle community in 40 years. The $45‐million complex comprises four mid‐rise buildings, with residences standing three stories tall above […]

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Michael Poris, AIA featured in Engineering News-Record

March 26, 2020

“A number of projects are challenged by the rise in construction costs, and the Detroit market is not as high of a rent or sale market as a number of other larger cities,” Poris says. “Things are getting built in […]

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Chef says upcoming Midtown restaurant Sauce will be more than a pizzeria

March 12, 2020

When news hit last spring that Midtown’s Will Leather Goods (designed by MPA) was relocating and closing, it was reported that Sauce, a new Neapolitan-style pizza spot from restaurateur Jeremy Sasson, would go in its place. Sasson’s Heirloom Hospitality is the parent […]

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The Best Residential Architects and Designers in Detroit, Michigan

February 24, 2020

Detroit is home to some of the midwest’s most creative architects.  MPA’s numerous projects have adorned Michigan and New York’s neighborhoods and won over a hundred awards for its residential and commercial designs alike. Since 1994, McIntosh Poris Associates has been […]

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