McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Comcast invests $1 million in renovation, expansion in Midtown Detroit

August 27, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates is looking forward to the opening of Comcast, another one of our projects in Detroit. “It’s a complete remodel of our space in order to make it more user friendly for our customers and be able to showcase […]

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64 Watson, new luxury condos in Brush Park

August 20, 2019

64 Watson is McIntosh Poris’ latest ground-up project located in historic Brush Park, Detroit. Formerly the Devon Building on Watson Street, 64 Watson pays homage to the existing 1905 art deco building. The project contains six luxury condos: two garden level […]

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The City That Could: Understanding Detroit Through Inclusive Design and Public Policy

August 14, 2019

What can the rest of U.S. learn from the city of Detroit and the initiatives the community, local government, and local businesses usher in?  The rest of the U.S. can learn from Detroit how inclusive design processes and outcomes can lead […]

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Fine design: Prime + Proper

August 12, 2019

“The level of detail that we went through I think is great,” Poris said. “We worked with [the owner] down to the nines. There was constant thinking about the experience of guests; the richness of all the materials—and there’s lot—and […]

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