McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



McIntosh Poris Associates on Multi‐family Housing Developments

March 31, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for DuCharme Place—a new, ground‐up, 185‐unit luxury apartment community in Detroit’s historic Lafayette Park—is the area’s first lifestyle community in 40 years. The $45‐million complex comprises four mid‐rise buildings, with residences standing three stories tall above […]

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Michael Poris, AIA featured in Engineering News-Record

March 26, 2020

“A number of projects are challenged by the rise in construction costs, and the Detroit market is not as high of a rent or sale market as a number of other larger cities,” Poris says. “Things are getting built in […]

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Chef says upcoming Midtown restaurant Sauce will be more than a pizzeria

March 12, 2020

When news hit last spring that Midtown’s Will Leather Goods (designed by MPA) was relocating and closing, it was reported that Sauce, a new Neapolitan-style pizza spot from restaurateur Jeremy Sasson, would go in its place. Sasson’s Heirloom Hospitality is the parent […]

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The Best Residential Architects and Designers in Detroit, Michigan

February 24, 2020

Detroit is home to some of the midwest’s most creative architects.  MPA’s numerous projects have adorned Michigan and New York’s neighborhoods and won over a hundred awards for its residential and commercial designs alike. Since 1994, McIntosh Poris Associates has been […]

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Prime + Proper: Elegant Dining in The Motor City

February 15, 2020

A vibrant restaurant scene has been one of the most important factors contributing to the Renaissance that downtown Detroit has been undergoing recently.  National Geographic magazine called Detroit one of the “unexpected cities for food lovers.”   Prime + Proper is one […]

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Sugar Hill Development in Detroit

January 22, 2020

After a long delay, this $36.6 million development will finally break ground in 2020. Adjacent from the Detroit Medical Center, this project will add 68 apartment units, 11,800 feet of ground-floor retail, and a 160-space parking structure. It should finish […]

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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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