McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Country Club of Detroit Featured in Grosse Pointe Magazine

July 20, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be working on the transformation of the Country Club of Detroit. “What’s really neat is the adaptive reuse of this space,” says General Manager Craig Cutler, “keeping character with the clubhouse but new.” Follow […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates Featured on HOUZZ for Slatcher Residence

July 19, 2016

Design ideas for a 1950s home office in Detroit with dark hardwood floors and a freestanding desk. — Houzz Follow MPA on Houzz>>>

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Michael Poris Interviewed by Hour Detroit

June 24, 2016

“By 2008 there was over $30 billion of development. What we have now is momentum. But it wouldn’t (be) there without (that) groundwork laid.” – Michael Poris Follow the link to Hour Detroit>>

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Woodward Garden Apartments featured on Archinect

June 14, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates was hired by a Detroit-based group of private investors to reinvigorate the 3900 block of Woodward Avenue in the Detroit Midtown Area. The design and construction of the Woodward Garden Apartments, a five-story mixed-use building, was part […]

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Parent Street Lofts featured on Times Square to Art Square

June 2, 2016

The project was applauded by the Royal Oak planning commission, as well as Mayor James Ellison, who commended McIntosh Poris Associates and the development team for reusing an existing, under-utilized structure in its efforts to bring dynamic housing options to […]

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