McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Construction starts on $2.5 million luxury apartments in Birmingham

May 3, 2017

The $2.5 million development at 1193 Floyd St. is slated to be completed in the fall, said Jennette Smith Kotila, Core Partners LLC spokeswoman. Michael Poris of Birmingham-based McIntosh Poris Associates Inc. is the designer and Core Construction Services LLC, […]

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Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts

April 28, 2017

Michael Poris, whose firm, McIntosh Poris Associates, is project architect for the Foundation, says the desire for such spaces is a response to an increasingly homogenized world. “So many places are the same that people crave difference,” Poris says. The […]

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The Foundation Hotel prepares for May grand opening

April 19, 2017

One of the more anticipated openings this spring is the Foundation Hotel, located at the old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters at Larned and Washington. The hotel has been in the works for years, and with construction starting early last year, […]

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‘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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