McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



MPA is pleased to announce being awarded Best Design & Customer Service by Houzz for three consecutive years

January 19, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates has been voted Best of Houzz for Design and rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community. Visit our Houzz page here>>

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MPA is excited to see DuCharme Place go from Plans & Renderings to becoming a Reality

January 14, 2016

DuCharme Place is under construction. “The workday starts at 5am for the DuCharme Crew, which has completed the concrete pour on the garage roof of Building One. In total, over 8,000 cubic yards of concrete and 360 tons of reinforced […]

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Foundation Hotel in Detroit listed in Travel + Leisure Magazine

January 12, 2016

There’s no wonder Detroit calls itself “America’s Great Comeback City.” The city is being massively revitalized, and Travel + Leisure magazine called it one of the hot places for 2016. An Aloft hotel recently opened, and later this year, the […]

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Thousands of downtown Detroit apartments are on the way

January 4, 2016

The first wave of apartment projects in recent years involved conversions of empty 1920’s-era office buildings. But with downtown’s supply of available empty buildings dwindling, developers are starting to build on vacant land. The DuCharme Place, Orleans Landing, and other […]

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MPA listed in Interior Design Homes 2015 debut edition as Residential Leaders

December 30, 2015

McIntosh Poris Associates is one– of only 100 firms in the United States, named in Interior Design Homes 2015 debut edition, as Residential Leading firms working on new construction projects. Follow the link to Interior Design Homes’ website>>

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MPA featured in Architect Magazine for Michigan Research Studio

December 29, 2015

From AIA DETROIT, “Excellent place for teaching and exhibitions by students and professors. Its multi-purpose use allows it to feel intimate, yet at times as public domain. An inexpensive solution that is bold, simple, and cheerful. It’s unapologetic about a […]

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Architectural Firm Keeps The Faith

December 22, 2015

The legacies and possibilities of Motor City motivate and inspire design team. When it was unfashionable to do so, two Detroit architects believed in the city and saw potential. Michael Poris and Douglas McIntosh grew up in Detroit and each […]

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Transforming the Historic Detroit Fire Department Headquarters into the Foundation Hotel

December 11, 2015

Mcintosh Poris Associates is pleased to be working with Arco Development and Aparium Hotel Group to repurpose the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent building, previously Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, into a boutique hotel and ground level restaurant/lounge.

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MPA Featured on Decoist Architecture and Interior Design

December 4, 2015

“30 Ways to Create a Trendy, Dashing Industrial Dining Room” McIntosh Poris Associates Featured on Decoist for Creative lighting fixture for the dining room.

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Will Leather Says New Store Will Build Community– New Detroit Retailer Donating 50 Thousand Backpacks

November 23, 2015

Will Adler, whose company, Will Leather Goods just opened a 9000-square-foot “experience” store in midtown, says he wants the store to help build community in Detroit. As part of that aim, Will Leather Goods will donate 50 thousand backpacks to […]

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