McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Detroit’s DuCharme Place pays homage to Mies’s Lafayette Park

July 19, 2017

DuCharme Place, a 185-unit apartment complex in Detroit, takes its design from elements of Mies van der Rohe’s historic Lafayette Park, across the way from the four-building complex. McIntosh Poris Architects’ Michael Poris, AIA, says the new lifestyle community “builds […]

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McIntosh Poris is designing a $32 million project in Sugar Hill Arts District to bring 84 apartments to Detroit

June 9, 2017

A $32 million development is planned for three-quarters of an acre of Sugar Hill Arts District property that is planned to bring 84 new apartments to the greater downtown market, the city announced Friday morning. A joint venture between Sonya […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel opens for guests

May 15, 2017

Reservations can now be made to stay at the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a 100-key hotel which opened today, May 15th, inside the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters downtown. The hotel was designed by Detroit-based McIntosh Poris Associates and Simeone Deary […]

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DuCharme Place opens in Lafayette Park

May 8, 2017

“DuCharme Place builds upon the vision of the park’s original development team by creating a community integrated with nature to support the existing historic district,” explained Michael Poris, AIA, Principal of McIntosh Poris Associates. “To respect the site, we wanted […]

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