McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Longtime developer, Detroit advocate Walter Cohen dies at 71

October 3, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates pays tribute to a long-time friend, client and developer who left a mark on the Detroit region through dozens of unique projects in the suburbs and city dating back to the 1980s. MPA worked with Walter on […]

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Cass Corridor hotel redevelopment gets $5.69M boost from state

September 26, 2018

The Albert Kahn-designed building is right by the Masonic Temple, and plans call for both residential (70 apartments) and a 100-room hotel. The design is being led by McIntosh Poris Architects, who also led the design of the Foundation Hotel. […]

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Checking In on Detroit, Three Years After Its UNESCO City of Design Designation

August 28, 2018

In December 2015, Detroit became the first U.S. city named a UNESCO City of Design, joining the organization’s Creative Cities Network. Walking around downtown Detroit, it’s clear that the city is not yet on par with creative capitals like New […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel on TIME Magazine “World’s Greatest Places 2018”

August 25, 2018

TIME just released its “World’s Greatest Places 2018,” including places to visit, stay, and eat. For proof that Detroit is bouncing back, look to its old, disused fire department headquarters. Last year, it reopened as the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a […]

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Congratulations to the 2018 AIA Detroit Building Award Winners

August 14, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates is proud to announce Foundation Hotel won an AIA Detroit Honor Award this year! “The commitment to work with the building and let it dictate a program creates a memorable and unique experience at every floor.  The […]

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Detroit’s New Grand Dame: The Apparatus Room at The Foundation Hotel

July 27, 2018

Every great American city deserves an iconic hotel and restaurant, and that’s just what Aparium Hotel Group set out to give Detroit with The Foundation Hotel and Apparatus Room. Working with developer Walter Cohen, McIntosh Poris Associates, Simeone Deary Design […]

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University of Michigan Research Studio

May 8, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates was engaged by the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to design the Michigan Research Studio. Located on the ground floor of the mixed-use Woodward Garden Apartments (a ground-up building designed by McIntosh […]

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Lowe Campbell Ewald’s Detroit Offices

April 28, 2018

MPA developed a scheme designed to promote spontaneous interaction among departments—collisions of collaboration—that both foster creative collaboration as well as independent work. McIntosh Poris Associates and Neumann/Smith Architecture have developed a creative new office space in Detroit, Michigan for advertising […]

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Dining Destinations Express City’s Identity

April 4, 2018

“We designed these adjoining destinations to express Detroit’s identity and have a positive impact on the arena and the surrounding neighborhood,” said architect Michael Poris, AIA, principal of McIntosh Poris Associates.“ So many sports venues only come to life on […]

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Prime + Proper Makes A Statement in Detroit

March 20, 2018

Interactive steakhouse concept Prime + Proper has arrived as the latest culinary addition to Detroit’s Capitol Park District. Outfitted with a modern, gothic glamour, the restaurant balances sleek black tones with notes of ivory. Follow the link to Hospitality Design>>

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