McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



After 30 years, architect Michael Poris is still fighting to save old buildings

October 4, 2023

Throughout its nearly 30 years in business, McIntosh Poris Architects has had a hand in some of the most recognized projects in Detroit. That includes the planned renovation of the Fisher Body No. 21 plant on Detroit’s east side to […]

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After a close look, developers invest hundreds of millions in Detroit

September 23, 2023

As Detroit Homecoming marks 10 years, its impact has registered with at least two developers with longtime connections to the region. The annual event, aimed at bringing back those who grew up in the metro Detroit area but moved away […]

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Bombshell Treat Bar’s New Downtown Berkley Store Opening Soon

September 14, 2023

Bombshell Treat Bar eyes fall opening for first Metro Detroit storefront. Construction has started on Bombshell Treat Bar’s first brick-and-mortar store, which is eyeing a fall opening in downtown Berkley on Coolidge Road between 12 Mile Road and Catalpa Drive. […]

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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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