McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Eastern Market redevelopment includes food hall concept, rooftop bar

February 17, 2022

A long-in-the-works redevelopment on the northern end of Detroit’s Eastern Market food district next door to the former Roma Cafe has landed its first tenant. The former Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building at 3500 Riopelle St. is being redeveloped as The […]

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Architectural Spaces Create Cultural Experiences in Detroit

January 28, 2022

Beginnings of a New Cultural Location in Midtown Detroit at the Garden Theater Imagined by with Legendary Detroit Developer George Stewart Follow the Link>>

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Greektown’s Bakalikon Brings the Finest of Greece to Metro Detroit

January 26, 2022

McIntosh Poris Associates designed Bakalikon’s 1,800 square foot ground-floor retail space, bar and private dining room, as well as the new store front highlighted by the original stained-glass clerestory window. Read More>>

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Olin Bar and Kitchen

December 7, 2021

McIntosh Poris Associates as Architects After establishing several successful restaurant concepts in Las Vegas, Holly and Shawn McClain of the McClain Group set their sights on their home base, Detroit. They engaged local firm McIntosh Poris Associates to design a street […]

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Inside the Firm Interview with Michael Poris, AIA

September 2, 2021

Michael is the Principal of McIntosh Poris Associates and has spent much of his professional life championing the revitalization of his hometown of Detroit. Stream this episode now for the latest episode featuring Michael on MMC and hear about his […]

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The Gallery | The Fresco at the historic Detroit Athletic Club wins a 2021 AIA Detroit Honor Award

August 25, 2021

“The design team clearly considered each distinct detail, intervening with custom refinements with a subtle and deft hand; the sum of these parts is a cohesive, historically authentic yet modern experience.” Jurors Comment Follow the link >>

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