McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Fisher Body Plant redevelopment nabs $1M in state brownfield funding

July 1, 2024

The Fisher Body Plant 21 redevelopment in Detroit has secured a $1 million grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to support site remediation efforts. The project, led by Jackson Asset Management and Hosey Development, […]

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MPA wins five 2024 Architectural Detroit Design Awards

June 12, 2024

We are honored and excited to announce that MPA has received five 2024 Architectural Detroit Design Awards for Carhartt Workshop in Detroit, St. John Armenian Church and Lobby, The Assembly, and a Modern Farmhouse. Follow the link>>

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When Detroit was imploding buildings, Michigan architects had another idea: Save them

April 26, 2024

It was Oct. 24, 1998, and business partners Michael Poris and Douglas McIntosh of McIntosh Poris Architects weren’t feeling good about the controlled explosion that had just leveled the massive and empty J.L. Hudson store building in downtown Detroit. Not […]

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Bombshell Treat Bar readies to open in Berkley

April 16, 2024

Berkley’s Bombshell Treat Bar is almost ready to open for business. The new ice cream spot plans a grand opening at noon on Friday, April 19. It’s located at 2688 Coolidge Hwy. MPA designed the 2,200-square foot space that will […]

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February 27, 2024

Clopay Corporation hosted its Bricks ’n’ Lagers event that took place at the 2023 AIA Conference on Architecture in San Francisco in June 2023. A LEGO brick replica of a personal architectural project was awarded to the winner of the contest. […]

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40+ Ann Arbor developments to watch in 2024, including more high-rises

January 2, 2024

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 Architects. Follow the link>>

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Detroit Athletic Club to undergo $11M in major renovations

December 29, 2023

Detroit Athletic Club to undergo major renovations. McIntosh Poris Architects with be renovating the $7.5 million kitchen project, which calls for a new layout and design, new equipment, updated utilities and improved waterproofing of the floor. It will also include […]

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Michael Poris of McIntosh Poris Architects: Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As An Architect

December 13, 2023

Interview with Michael Poris, AIA. Learn to work effectively and efficiently so that you can have a balanced life. We often miss that as architects because we’re working so hard and putting everything into that basket. So, the social side […]

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The Best Architectural Firms in Michigan

October 30, 2023

McIntosh Poris Architects made the list showcasing the best architectural firms in Michigan. “Our team has carefully selected these firms based on their outstanding portfolios, professional reputation, and dedication to excellence. Each firm brings extensive experience and creativity, ensuring that […]

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Archello Awards 2023 Longlist – Residential Tower of the Year

October 16, 2023

City Club Apartments Lafayette Park listed in Archello Awards 2023 Longlist! Archello Awards 2023 has revealed its longlist for Residential Tower of the Year. The longlists celebrate the very best architecture projects and building products selected from over 1,000 entries for the […]

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