McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Carhartt Workshop received an AIA MI Honor Award for Best Interior Design

We are honored to receive an AIA Michigan Honor Award for the Interior Design of Carhartt Workshop in Detroit. Follow the Link>>

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From Ruin to Reuse: Detroit Auto Plant Undergoes $134M Revival

May 18, 2022

McIntosh Poris Associates Redesigns Fisher Body 21 Plant as a Mixed-Use Community Follow the link>>

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Behind the Design: Fisher Body 21 Plant’s Residential Renaissance

April 25, 2022

Architect John Skok, AIA, Principal of McIntosh Poris Associates, Presents the Plan for a Precedent-Setting Mixed-Use Community. Follow the link>>

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The Best Restaurant Architects in Detroit, Michigan

April 20, 2022

McIntosh Poris Associates updated the 4,800 sf ground floor restaurants of the historic Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) formerly known as The Grill Room. MPA redesigned the interior by improving the gallery space in a way that respects the club’s history […]

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Detroit’s former Fisher Body plant to be redeveloped into mixed-income housing

March 7, 2022

Designers with architectural firm McIntosh Poris Associates plan for a 2-acre roof with views of the city, a quarter-mile walking track, indoor lounge, fitness center, dog areas and common space for residents. Follow the link>>

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Olin Bar & Kitchen has the vibes of a buzzy and energetic neighborhood restaurant in Spain

February 23, 2022

The large, open, and airy space boasting the art deco building’s original black-and-white tile floors is carved into distinct sections that cater to whatever the diner’s mood: a 13-seat bar; a 20-seat lounge with luxurious sofas; and a 100-seat dining […]

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