McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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After 30 years, architect Michael Poris is still fighting to save old buildings

October 4, 2023

Throughout its nearly 30 years in business, McIntosh Poris Architects has had a hand in some of the most recognized projects in Detroit. That includes the planned renovation of the Fisher Body No. 21 plant on Detroit’s east side to […]

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After a close look, developers invest hundreds of millions in Detroit

September 23, 2023

As Detroit Homecoming marks 10 years, its impact has registered with at least two developers with longtime connections to the region. The annual event, aimed at bringing back those who grew up in the metro Detroit area but moved away […]

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