McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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The Detroit Athletic Club has been named the No. 1 Athletic Club in the country

October 19, 2022

For the third consecutive time, The Detroit Athletic Club has been named the No. 1 Athletic Club in the country! The DAC’s rating tied with Augusta National Golf Club and the Union League of Philadelphia for No. 1 in all […]

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Two of the top hotels in the entire Midwest are in Michigan says Condé Nast

October 5, 2022

Coming in at number five is the Detroit Foundation Hotel, which is no stranger to accolades. Opening in May 2017, it was named one of the best places to stay in the world as part of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Best […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates Names Laurie Hughet-Hiller Principal

September 28, 2022

Detroit’s McIntosh Poris Associates announced Laurie Hughet-Hiller has become a principal at the firm, joining co-founding principal Michael Poris and principal John Skok. Follow the link>>

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Michael Poris wins 2022 AIA Detroit Charles Blessing Award

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to our very own, Michael Poris, for winning this year’s AIA Detroit Charles Blessing Award! This prestigious award is given to recognize an individual who shows leadership in planning and civic issues and exemplifies the vision, commitment and the […]

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The Assembly Wins 2022 Best Building AIA Detroit Honor Award

August 2, 2022

“A respectful renovation with stealthy top-floor addition discreetly adds density while showcasing a stunning historic structure.” ~Jurors Comment Follow the link>>

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Equestrian Center Will Offer High‐Need Kids Urban‐Cowboy Benefits

July 21, 2022

“The Detroit Horse Power Equestrian Center concept addresses two of the city’s persistent problems: the shortage of opportunities in Metro Detroit for neighborhood children and the abundance of vacant land,” says architect Michael Poris, AIA. “Our design creates an inclusive, […]

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Ann Arbor Apartment Project Receives Community‐Informed Design Cues

July 8, 2022

 Conceived as a 454‐unit project in 2019 and receiving site plan approval in 2021, the Arbour on Main multi‐family development in Ann Arbor, MI, is moving forward with design improvements. The design team added refinements and enhancements that make the […]

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Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Office on Architect Magazine

June 27, 2022

RCWJF outgrew its existing second floor office space shortly after McIntosh Poris Associates’ building renovation. We worked with the foundation and building owners, Midtown Detroit, Inc., to convert three of the third-floor apartments into additional office space. Programming here included […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates is honored to be recognized with four 2022 Detroit Design Awards

June 21, 2022

Olin Wins 1st Place for Interior Design, Factory at Corktown is recognized for Best Interior Office Design, and Franklin Residence for Best Overall Home and Contemporary Living Room/Great Room Follow the Link>>

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