McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Elmwood Park Plaza tower near Lafayette Park to be renamed, renovated in $25 million effort

January 10, 2020

A nearly 50-year high-rise in Detroit, near Lafayette Park is getting a $25 million renovation with some affordable units.  The former 18-story Elmwood Park Plaza on Chene Street will be converted into the City Club Apartments after an approximately $10 million […]

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Prime + Proper on Hospitality Snapshots

January 7, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates designed Prime + Proper to reinterpret classic steakhouse traditions with modern luxury within a fine dining experience on two floors of a remodeled 1912 building in Detroit’s Capitol Park Historic District. Follow the link>>

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Under the Tees at Franklin Hills Country Club

December 23, 2019

In Franklin, Michigan, the nationally-ranked greens and nearly century-old, clubhouse architecture of the Franklin Hills Country Club have been complemented by two modern—and major—additions, courtesy of Detroit architecture firm of McIntosh Poris Associates. Follow the link>>

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An apartment development across from the Detroit Medical Center campus has received a state loan of $4 million

December 18, 2019

Mcintosh Poris Associates and Perkins + Will are collaborating to design The Sugar Hill Arts District mixed-use development creating an intense concentration of urban vitality in one of the city’s most dynamic emerging districts, reflecting the city’s rebirth as a […]

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District Market Detroit on Hospitality Snapshots

December 12, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for the District Market builds on Detroit’s rich history of neighborhood markets by reinterpreting the concept into a sophisticated, contemporary food hall within Little Caesars Arena. Follow the link>>

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Detroit’s Midtown district spreads west with new project farther from Woodward

December 6, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates is the executive architect for Midtown West Parcel, responsible for design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. The first phase of Midtown West is called Fourth & Selden and will feature 26 condominium units and 4,200 square feet of […]

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Townhouse Owner’s New Pizzeria Aims for a Spring Opening in Cass Corridor

October 14, 2019

Heirloom characterizes Sauce as a “Palm Springs-inspired” Italian restaurant and store.  McIntosh Poris Associates is working with Heirloom Hospitality once again, after designing award winning restaurants, Prime + Proper and Townhouse for owner, Jeremy Sasson. As part of the building […]

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Vester Square development would create shopping, dining, park campus in Ferndale

October 8, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates have been selected as the architects for Vester Square — a three-phase redevelopment project estimated to cost $20 million-$25 million, located East of downtown Ferndale. Vester Square would comprise a restaurant with a rooftop deck, privately owned […]

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Greektown reveals results of strategic framework and vision to inspire and guide neighborhood forward

September 27, 2019

The Greektown Neighborhood Partnership recently announced a new Framework Vision plan for this important area of Detroit. McIntosh Poris Associates, was the local advisor to SOM, working on community engagement and creation of the plan. The architecture and urban design […]

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Townhouse Detroit featured on Archello, the HUB between the creative and making industry

September 3, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates designed the new location for Townhouse, on the ground-level of One Detroit Center in downtown Detroit’s Financial District, incorporating the urban landscape with a touch of sophistication.  The restaurant occupies the ground floor of One Detroit Center, a […]

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