McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



MPA Featured on HOUZZ for Birmingham Residence

May 4, 2016

The architect added a coffered ceiling to make the living room more formal and masculine. “Before the remodel, this room was a plain box,” he says. “It was just too simple.” Richmond Sofa, Richmond Chairs: Gus Modern. Follow the link>>

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Mapping Detroit’s Construction Boom

April 30, 2016

“It seems to change every day, but we’re keeping track of the bigger construction projects in Detroit” – Curbed Detroit. The Foundation Hotel is finally starting to take shape in the old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters on the corner of […]

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WILL Leather Goods was Voted Best New Store in Detroit 2016

April 28, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is pleased to announce WILL Leather Goods Store in Midtown Detroit was in this year’s Best of Detroit picks, selected by you, the readers! Follow the link>>

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McIntosh Poris Associates Featured in Hospitality Design for Townhouse Restaurant in Detroit

April 15, 2016

“The ground floor, formerly a bank, was like a fortress, with a granite facade, high windows, and an unused plaza,” says Michael Poris, who led the team that transformed the space. Follow the link>>

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The East Riverfront area in downtown Detroit to be master planned

April 12, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be working with Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) on the transformation of the East Riverfront in downtown Detroit. Early stages of planning will analyze of the area’s current building stock, pedestrian and car circulation, […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates has been selected as one of six local firms that will provide significant consulting and advisory roles for the transformation of one of the most exciting, emerging neighborhoods in Detroit – The East Riverfront.

April 7, 2016

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department announced today that Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to develop a comprehensive plan that will lead to new investment and development within the East Riverfront District. […]

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Committed to the Motor City, McIntosh Poris Associates is currently working on a boutique hotel conversion of the Detroit Fire Department headquarters and a 185- unit multifamily project in Lafayette Park.

April 4, 2016

There is more construction activity in Detroit now than at any time since the 1960s, says Poris. Follow the link>>

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DuCharme Place listed on Daily Detroit as one of the Projects Happening in Detroit

April 1, 2016

If you still think the only thing worth visiting in Detroit are the sports teams, think again. The area within a few miles of the in-progress arena has more cranes and construction equipment than in recent memory. Follow the link>>

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March 31, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates was recently awarded two 2016 Detroit Home Awards. Townhouse Restaurant project in Detroit won First Place for Retail Interior Design and Michigan Research Studio won for Best Commercial Building Architecture. The Detroit Home Awards is presented annually […]

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MPA featured on Houzz for Birmingham Residence

March 30, 2016

Book Lover’s Spaces That Will Make You Want to Read. Architect Michael Poris made the most of the unusual area, adding a wall of shelves and a library ladder to create a book repository around the landing. From the hallway […]

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