McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Detroit celebrates breakthrough year in architecture and design in 2017

December 26, 2017

Detroit Foundation Hotel has won 2017 Best Upscale Hotel in the 37th Annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. McIntosh Poris Associates worked with Aparium Hotel Group, Simeone Deary Design Group, and many local artists to create a […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel is a hot spot

December 9, 2017

Where poles, ladders, horse-drawn fire engines, stacks of gloves and rows of threequarter boots once were standard fixtures, now meeting planners delight in a chic hotel and restaurant that is considered one of the best Detroit renovations of 2017. And […]

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Architectural Digest names Detroit a top destination for design lovers in 2018

November 2, 2017

All of the new hotels opening in 2017 and 2018 are making Detroit a hot place to visit these days. This year’s opening of the Foundation Hotel certainly helps! Follow the link to Curbed Detroit>>

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Shaping New Neighborhoods

October 3, 2017

Mixed-use developments are more ambitious and diverse than ever. McIntosh Poris Associates on Commercial Architecture Magazine: Mixed-use buildings and neighborhoods are not a new thing. In cities and small towns, retail has long been located on the ground floor while […]

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The Foundation Hotel

September 15, 2017

“Detroit is scrappy,” says Poris. “The people are scrappy. They’re tinkerers. And inventors. That’s how Motown and Ford happened here. That spirit—a big part of what’s happening in the city—is what we wanted to keep.” In 2012, the city of […]

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Country Club of Detroit Completes Renovation, Expands Member Services and Amenities

September 1, 2017

CCD has completed a renovation of its historic clubhouse, including the addition of a new fitness and bowling center as part of a long-range plan to offer current members a resort-like experience. The club was founded in 1897. “McIntosh Poris […]

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A Famous Mies van der Rohe Development Gets its First New Building in 4 Decades

August 24, 2017

Lafayette Park just got a major addition. The new development is named DuCharme Place, and was designed by Detroit-based firm McIntosh Poris Associates. It comprises 185 units in four low-level buildings whose design pays homage to concepts first employed by […]

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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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