McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



‘Most exciting’ park planned for Detroit riverfront

March 2, 2017

McIntosh Poris Associates has been working on the East Riverfront Framework Plan for close to a year with five other great local firms. “This is one of the most exciting projects we have ever announced,” said Mark Wallace, president and […]

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Perspectives on the boards – Michael Poris

February 23, 2017

“Comeback Kid, a Detroit native revives his home city”. McIntosh Poris Associates continue to revitalize Motor City with projects like the 3909 Block of Woodward Avenue, DuCharme Place, The Foundation Hotel, Prime + Proper, Country Club of Detroit, the East […]

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DuCharme Place will be the first new apartment building in the city’s Lafayette Park district in decades

February 21, 2017

Multifamily Complex to Revitalize Detroit Neighborhood. “We’ve been working on designing multifamily housing developments in Lafayette Park for nearly 15 years,” explains Michael Poris, principal. “DuCharme Place builds upon the vision of the park’s original development team by creating a […]

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Detroit Architect Offers Fresh Perspective on Education Design

February 2, 2017

“The Michigan Research Studio serves as the University’s satellite space. The Architecture Prep Program (ArcPrep) is modeled after college-level courses on architecture, urbanism and design led by Taubman College teaching fellows. It gives students an opportunity to discover their interests, […]

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Bringing Good Design to the Table, Literally

January 31, 2017

“This design felt very ‘Detroit’, in that it expresses new energy and hopefulness for the future’’. “It exudes conviviality. From the horseshoe bar to the whisky lounge, there are a variety of spaces − a place for everybody. The engaging […]

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New energy efficient condos planned for Brush Park

January 19, 2017

McIntosh Poris Associates designed the Kelemen’s residence, a multi-family housing project in the Brush Park neighborhood. “Kelemen, who’s originally from Germany, wants to incorporate energy efficient elements to the design, which will also help sound-proof each unit.” The Kelemen’s were […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel coming soon

January 12, 2017

McIntosh Poris is excited to see the Foundation Hotel Coming this Spring! “Once heralded as the renaissance city of America, built with a level of integrity and craftsmanship that rivaled anything in Europe. Detroit is returning to the beauty and […]

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Hotel in firehouse across from Cobo opening planned for spring

December 21, 2016

The 100-room hotel has been in the works since 2013. That year, Cohen and Aparium had a deal in the works to acquire the 1929 building that formerly served as the Detroit Fire Department headquarters. In addition to the historic […]

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California retail expert buys building along QLine route, plans renovations

December 9, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates relishes the opportunity to be a part of renovating the historic buildings on Woodward Avenue, located in the Jam Handy/North End East Grand Boulevard Historic District. Anthony Buono, a Detroit area native, is the managing member of […]

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Vacant building in Detroit’s New Center to house Wilson Foundation, Restaurant & Residential units

October 18, 2016

The vacant building at 6568 Woodward Avenue is expected to retain some of its historical features. McIntosh Poris Associates is designing the third floor residential units and are coordinating all historic improvements of the building. Follow the link>>

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