McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Once The Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, now a 100-room hub of hospitality and design

August 11, 2017

The five story, 100-room Detroit Foundation Hotel embodies much of the Motor City’s distinct charm. Once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, the Neoclassical brick building is now an art-rich center awash in amenities and ideally situated downtown. The property incorporates […]

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Mies-Inspired DuCharme Place Opens in Detroit

August 4, 2017

“We’ve been working on designing multifamily housing developments in Lafayette Park for nearly 15 years,” explained Michael Poris, AIA, principal of McIntosh Poris Associates, in a release. “DuCharme Place builds upon the vision of the park’s original development team by […]

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AIA Michigan Honors McIntosh Poris Associates With Three Awards For Design Excellence

July 26, 2017

McIntosh Poris Associates has received three AIA Michigan Honor Awards for design excellence in various categories. The firm has been awarded for Detroit’s East Riverfront Framework Plan in the Unbuilt Project category and the Michigan Research Studio in the Low […]

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July 19, 2017

DuCharme Place, a 185-unit apartment complex in Detroit, takes its design from elements of Mies van der Rohe’s historic Lafayette Park, across the way from the four-building complex. McIntosh Poris Architects’ Michael Poris, AIA, says the new lifestyle community “builds […]

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McIntosh Poris is designing a $32 million project in Sugar Hill Arts District to bring 84 apartments to Detroit

June 9, 2017

A $32 million development is planned for three-quarters of an acre of Sugar Hill Arts District property that is planned to bring 84 new apartments to the greater downtown market, the city announced Friday morning. A joint venture between Sonya […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel opens for guests

May 15, 2017

Reservations can now be made to stay at the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a 100-key hotel which opened today, May 15th, inside the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters downtown. The hotel was designed by Detroit-based McIntosh Poris Associates and Simeone Deary […]

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DuCharme Place opens in Lafayette Park

May 8, 2017

“DuCharme Place builds upon the vision of the park’s original development team by creating a community integrated with nature to support the existing historic district,” explained Michael Poris, AIA, Principal of McIntosh Poris Associates. “To respect the site, we wanted […]

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Construction starts on $2.5 million luxury apartments in Birmingham

May 3, 2017

The $2.5 million development at 1193 Floyd St. is slated to be completed in the fall, said Jennette Smith Kotila, Core Partners LLC spokeswoman. Michael Poris of Birmingham-based McIntosh Poris Associates Inc. is the designer and Core Construction Services LLC, […]

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Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts

April 28, 2017

Michael Poris, whose firm, McIntosh Poris Associates, is project architect for the Foundation, says the desire for such spaces is a response to an increasingly homogenized world. “So many places are the same that people crave difference,” Poris says. The […]

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The Foundation Hotel prepares for May grand opening

April 19, 2017

One of the more anticipated openings this spring is the Foundation Hotel, located at the old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters at Larned and Washington. The hotel has been in the works for years, and with construction starting early last year, […]

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