McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Campbell Ewald featured in Urban Land Magazine – ULX: 10 Industrial Structures Recast

May 20, 2016

In reaction to the corporate workplaces of the 1980s and 1990s, housed in office towers and suburban office parks hatch-marked with a sea of identical cubicles, many companies nowadays are seeking a home in buildings with a history as something […]

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“Translocal” is the next big trend in hospitality

May 18, 2016

Aparium Hotel Group is leading the charge with its independent boutique hotels housed in restored historic buildings, imbued with locally-inspired design, decor, food, and intuitive service. A creative school in Detroit will curate an ever-changing art program in the atrium […]

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Townhouse Restaurant and Woodward Garden Theater in Detroit featured on Archinect for Architecture and Interior Design

May 12, 2016

Many of our projects have been catalysts for transformation in Detroit since 1994. McIntosh Poris is pleased to be featured on Archinect for Downtown Detroit projects. Follow the links>>

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MPA Featured on HOUZZ for Birmingham Residence

May 4, 2016

The architect added a coffered ceiling to make the living room more formal and masculine. “Before the remodel, this room was a plain box,” he says. “It was just too simple.” Richmond Sofa, Richmond Chairs: Gus Modern. Follow the link>>

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Mapping Detroit’s Construction Boom

April 30, 2016

“It seems to change every day, but we’re keeping track of the bigger construction projects in Detroit” – Curbed Detroit. The Foundation Hotel is finally starting to take shape in the old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters on the corner of […]

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WILL Leather Goods was Voted Best New Store in Detroit 2016

April 28, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is pleased to announce WILL Leather Goods Store in Midtown Detroit was in this year’s Best of Detroit picks, selected by you, the readers! Follow the link>>

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McIntosh Poris Associates Featured in Hospitality Design for Townhouse Restaurant in Detroit

April 15, 2016

“The ground floor, formerly a bank, was like a fortress, with a granite facade, high windows, and an unused plaza,” says Michael Poris, who led the team that transformed the space. Follow the link>>

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The East Riverfront area in downtown Detroit to be master planned

April 12, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be working with Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) on the transformation of the East Riverfront in downtown Detroit. Early stages of planning will analyze of the area’s current building stock, pedestrian and car circulation, […]

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