McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Detroit Foundation Hotel by Michigan McIntosh Poris Associates

March 12, 2018

“The hotel’s narrative dates back to 2012, when Michael Poris learned that the fire department was moving to a new location and the building would soon be up for sale by the city. The architect contacted Walter Cohen, with whom […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel Recognized as a Top Luxury Hotel Worldwide by Travel + Leisure Magazine

March 2, 2018

Mcintosh Poris Associates is honored Travel + Leisure Magazine named the Foundation Hotel for hospitality excellence worldwide. “The Detroit Foundation Hotel in the central business district has been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the best new […]

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Boutique hotel with 100 rooms added to 640 Temple redevelopment plans

February 15, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be part of this project as architects of record for the redevelopment of 640 Temple. Previous plans for the Albert Kahn-designed building, which opened in 1920, included more than 100 apartments ranging from 850 […]

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Cass & York to bring high-end condos to New Center along Woodward in Detroit

January 26, 2018

Cass & York will have that quality that we haven’t seen in condos. The development will be six stories with 53 units, a “manageable amount of residences to test the market,” says Cummings. The units will average about 1,422 square […]

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Prime + Proper inside newly renovated lofts overlooking Downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park

January 9, 2018

The lofts sit above the high-end Prime + Proper steakhouse, designed by McIntosh Poris Architects, and the second-floor office spaces. Office tenants have not yet been announced. Capitol Park Lofts, a $30-million project that developer Richard Karp has been working […]

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Metro Detroit restaurants that opened in 2017

December 29, 2017

McIntosh Poris Associates is looking back at 2017, grateful and excited that we had the opportunity to work on four of these great new restaurants listed in Crain’s Detroit. The Apparatus Room at Detroit Foundation Hotel, Prime + Proper, Kid […]

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