McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Detroit developer bringing its first new-construction apartments to Midtown

September 13, 2023

A Detroit-based residential real estate development firm is embarking on its first-ever new construction project. “Midtown is one of the strongest, most walkable communities in Detroit and we’re excited about bringing much-needed additional housing to the neighborhood,” Greatwater Co-founder Jed […]

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City Club Aparments Lafayette Park on Archello

September 8, 2023

The complex has a personal connection for architect Michael Poris, AIA, co-founding principal of McIntosh Poris Architects: “This project means a lot to me because Carl Koch—now considered the grandfather of prefab—was the architect of the 1955 prefabricated Techbuilt home […]

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Workforce Housing Community Breaks Ground in the Vail Valley

August 22, 2023

McIntosh Poris Architects recently broke ground on Siena Lake, a 600-unit workforce housing community in Vail Valley, Colorado. “Development ROI on new housing in high-property-value regions of the country presents multiple design challenges,” says Michael Poris, AIA, principal of McIntosh […]

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Fisher Body 21 up for massive redevelopment

June 30, 2023

McIntosh Poris Associates has designed the redevelopment plan. The plan includes creating three atriums inside the third through sixth floors, allowing exterior views and natural light for interior spaces. The 2-acre roof will have a quarter-mile walking track, a lounge, […]

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Bombshell Treat Bar, with over-the-top ice cream bars, to open 1st storefront in Berkley

March 21, 2023

Bombshell Treat Bar got its start in 2020 by offering contactless delivery. With Bombshell’s Big Dipper ice cream cart, the owners did pop-ups, making appearances in metro Detroit from setting up at the University of Michigan football stadium to Neiman […]

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Detroit’s plan to do away with 150 blighted commercial buildings

February 28, 2023

“Ruin porn,” the popular images of decaying sites that have drawn tourists to Detroit, inspired city leaders to increase efforts to remediate the city’s commercial blight.  Hosey, the Fisher Body No. 21 redeveloper, said his own project is working its […]

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Design for new apartments inspired by University of Michigan’s Big House

January 5, 2023

The newly unveiled design for the Arbour on Main apartment development on Ann Arbor’s Main Street, just down the street from the University of Michigan’s Big House, which inspired the design by McIntosh Poris Associates with consulting architect J Bradley […]

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City Club Apartments Lafayette Park Awarded 2022 MHN Excellence Award for Best Value-Add Renovations

December 16, 2022

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Here’s To – December 2022

December 12, 2022

Michael Poris in The Detroit Jewish News. Mazel tov to these December – Here’s the Jewish community members for their various success stories! Follow the Link>>

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New Midtown Detroit apartments planned for site of idled solar panels

November 29, 2022

McIntosh Poris designed this ground-up new mixed-use multifamily building on three vacant lots in Midtown Detroit. This new building adds much needed workforce housing and missing middle density to the existing neighborhood fabric. A new four-story apartment building has been […]

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