McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Bombshell Treat Bar, with over-the-top ice cream bars, to open 1st storefront in Berkley

March 21, 2023

Bombshell Treat Bar got its start in 2020 by offering contactless delivery. With Bombshell’s Big Dipper ice cream cart, the owners did pop-ups, making appearances in metro Detroit from setting up at the University of Michigan football stadium to Neiman […]

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Detroit’s plan to do away with 150 blighted commercial buildings

February 28, 2023

“Ruin porn,” the popular images of decaying sites that have drawn tourists to Detroit, inspired city leaders to increase efforts to remediate the city’s commercial blight.  Hosey, the Fisher Body No. 21 redeveloper, said his own project is working its […]

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Design for new apartments inspired by University of Michigan’s Big House

January 5, 2023

The newly unveiled design for the Arbour on Main apartment development on Ann Arbor’s Main Street, just down the street from the University of Michigan’s Big House, which inspired the design by McIntosh Poris Associates with consulting architect J Bradley […]

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City Club Apartments Lafayette Park Awarded 2022 MHN Excellence Award for Best Value-Add Renovations

December 16, 2022

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Here’s To – December 2022

December 12, 2022

Michael Poris in The Detroit Jewish News. Mazel tov to these December – Here’s the Jewish community members for their various success stories! Follow the Link>>

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New Midtown Detroit apartments planned for site of idled solar panels

November 29, 2022

McIntosh Poris designed this ground-up new mixed-use multifamily building on three vacant lots in Midtown Detroit. This new building adds much needed workforce housing and missing middle density to the existing neighborhood fabric. A new four-story apartment building has been […]

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The Detroit Athletic Club has been named the No. 1 Athletic Club in the country

October 19, 2022

For the third consecutive time, The Detroit Athletic Club has been named the No. 1 Athletic Club in the country! The DAC’s rating tied with Augusta National Golf Club and the Union League of Philadelphia for No. 1 in all […]

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Two of the top hotels in the entire Midwest are in Michigan says Condé Nast

October 5, 2022

Coming in at number five is the Detroit Foundation Hotel, which is no stranger to accolades. Opening in May 2017, it was named one of the best places to stay in the world as part of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Best […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates Names Laurie Hughet-Hiller Principal

September 28, 2022

Detroit’s McIntosh Poris Associates announced Laurie Hughet-Hiller has become a principal at the firm, joining co-founding principal Michael Poris and principal John Skok. Follow the link>>

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Michael Poris wins 2022 AIA Detroit Charles Blessing Award

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to our very own, Michael Poris, for winning this year’s AIA Detroit Charles Blessing Award! This prestigious award is given to recognize an individual who shows leadership in planning and civic issues and exemplifies the vision, commitment and the […]

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