McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



McIntosh Poris Associates has been selected as one of six local firms that will provide significant consulting and advisory roles for the transformation of one of the most exciting, emerging neighborhoods in Detroit – The East Riverfront.

April 7, 2016

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the City of Detroit Planning Department announced today that Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to develop a comprehensive plan that will lead to new investment and development within the East Riverfront District. […]

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Committed to the Motor City, McIntosh Poris Associates is currently working on a boutique hotel conversion of the Detroit Fire Department headquarters and a 185- unit multifamily project in Lafayette Park.

April 4, 2016

There is more construction activity in Detroit now than at any time since the 1960s, says Poris. Follow the link>>

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DuCharme Place listed on Daily Detroit as one of the Projects Happening in Detroit

April 1, 2016

If you still think the only thing worth visiting in Detroit are the sports teams, think again. The area within a few miles of the in-progress arena has more cranes and construction equipment than in recent memory. Follow the link>>

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March 31, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates was recently awarded two 2016 Detroit Home Awards. Townhouse Restaurant project in Detroit won First Place for Retail Interior Design and Michigan Research Studio won for Best Commercial Building Architecture. The Detroit Home Awards is presented annually […]

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MPA featured on Houzz for Birmingham Residence

March 30, 2016

Book Lover’s Spaces That Will Make You Want to Read. Architect Michael Poris made the most of the unusual area, adding a wall of shelves and a library ladder to create a book repository around the landing. From the hallway […]

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Foundation Hotel builds its funding base

March 14, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is delighted the Detroit Firehouse Renovation is finally set to move forward. The brickwork on the historic firehouse exterior is set to begin over the next few weeks as part of efforts to renovate the building into […]

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Comcast Opens Xfinity Store in Detroit’s Midtown District

February 26, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates coordinated the Design, Architectural and Engineering work for the newly opened Xfinity Store, at the gateway to Midtown Detroit, near Wayne State University, which once stood as one of the most neglected and undeveloped stretches of the […]

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MPA featured on Delfi for Interior Design for the Birmingham Residence

February 18, 2016

Natural furniture inspiration: unique chair design. Everyone associated with the art of people agree that nature is the greatest source of inspiration, and inexhaustible, because every year something new and yet unseen appears. This time portal TavaMā, returned from the […]

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Foundation Hotel Sets Sights on Winter 2016-17 Opening

February 9, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates relishes the opportunity to Renovate the historic Detroit Fire Department and Design the Foundation Hotel. It’s been a few years in the making, but the Foundation Hotel is finally starting to take shape in the old Detroit […]

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MPA is transforming and updating the Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms

February 6, 2016

McIntosh Poris Associates is updating the clubs amenities. Seen here in the photo, is where we structurally moved the pool and underpinned the foundations of the 1920’s building with pilings, dug down 6′ and poured new foundations to create a […]

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