McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



California retail expert buys building along QLine route, plans renovations

December 9, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates relishes the opportunity to be a part of renovating the historic buildings on Woodward Avenue, located in the Jam Handy/North End East Grand Boulevard Historic District. Anthony Buono, a Detroit area native, is the managing member of […]

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Vacant building in Detroit’s New Center to house Wilson Foundation, Restaurant & Residential units

October 18, 2016

The vacant building at 6568 Woodward Avenue is expected to retain some of its historical features. McIntosh Poris Associates is designing the third floor residential units and are coordinating all historic improvements of the building. Follow the link>>

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Upcoming Prime + Proper in Downtown Detroit May be the Finest Steakhouse in America

October 7, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be working with Jeremy Sasson, founder and owner of Townhouse restaurants in downtown Birmingham and Detroit, plans to open Prime + Proper, an upscale steakhouse set at street level that will offer 100 percent […]

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$9 million renovation of Country Club of Detroit’s clubhouse nearly complete

October 2, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is pleased to announce that The Country Club of Detroit, on 212 acres in Grosse Pointe Farms, is scheduled soon to complete a $9 million renovation of its Tudor Revival-style clubhouse to add a fitness center and […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates is proud and honored to accept the AIA Detroit Honor Award for Interiors for Townhouse Restaurant in Detroit

September 28, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Building Honor Award Winners! Please follow the link to view all the winners for this years architectural projects. Follow the link>>

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Will Leather Goods will relocate its hat manufacturing and e-commerce operations from Oregon to Detroit and hire 50 more staffers over the next 18 months

September 18, 2016

“It was great to know there was going to be more action happening outside the Midtown area,” said Bill Adler. “I’m a big believer that Midtown is going to be the Brooklyn, the SoHo of Detroit, the place where creative […]

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Foundation Hotel in Detroit is an ‘out-of-the-box’ adaptive-reuse project

September 6, 2016

Foundation Hotel featured on Hotel News Now. Adaptive-reuse projects are appealing because they offer something outside of a traditional hotel box; they offer guests an experience and a story. Follow the link>>

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Detroit readies for new residents at DuCharme Place in Lafayette Park

August 23, 2016

Next year, and for the first time in more than 60 years, city officials are expecting Detroit’s residential population to increase. “Demand for living in Detroit is growing every day,” said Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan in a prepared statement. “Census […]

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Detroit’s Architect & Designer | Best of Houzz Winner 3 Years In A Row

August 12, 2016

Thank you Houzz! McIntosh Poris has been Designing Award-Winning Residential, Commercial, Adaptive Reuse, Interiors and Urban Design projects since 1994. Follow the link>>

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A 100-room luxury hotel, Foundation Hotel, is the new assignment for this near century-old firehouse in Detroit. It will also include a bar and restaurant.

July 29, 2016

Even in otherwise rundown cities like Detroit, the firehouses have stood more than the test of time, even decades of municipal neglect, said Michael Poris. Because the headquarters firehouse contained many offices for various chiefs, arson investigators and code inspectors, […]

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