McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Inside Our Outdoors: Detroit RiverWalk to expand after successful river remediation

January 26, 2021

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is poised to begin construction on a new segment of its Detroit RiverWalk. The final plan concentrates on strategies for revitalizing, greening, and connecting the riverfront. The current RiverWalk will be extended along the water’s edge […]

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McIntosh Poris renovated a historic farmhouse in Birmingham

September 28, 2020

A family used its quirky collection of found objects to transform a historic farmhouse. When architect Michael Poris was approached to renovate a historic farmhouse in Birmingham, Michigan, he took inspiration from the client’s large collection of found industrial objects. […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates renovated and restored the Ford Motor Company offices located in Detroit

September 15, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates was responsible for the renovation and restoration of an existing 19th‐Century wood timber and masonry building into a modern office for Ford Motor Company’s self‐driving business unit. Originally planned for Buhl Sport Detroit, the building was purchased […]

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This Detroit Coworking Space Offers A Variety Of Work Zones In A Historic Building

August 26, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates created a new space for Co.act in a historic building, preserving and highlighting many original architectural elements. Follow the link>>

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The Movers And Shakers Of Midwest Modern

July 31, 2020

Modernist history and hotspots abound in the heartland. The new column Midwest Modern will explore it all.  Located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, this 1962 ranch is known as the “Slatcher Residence.” The home was remodeled by McIntosh Poris in 2011 […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates featured in the inaugural issue of Michigan Residential Architects Magazine

July 21, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates is honored to be included in the inaugural issue of Michigan Residential Architects 1 Magazine (MIRA1) featuring luxury, custom homes designed by architects from Birmingham to Ann Arbor to up north. Oakland Township Residence, awarded a 2019 […]

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Interview with Michael Poris, principal of McIntosh Poris Associates on episode of How To Grow Your Business

July 14, 2020

DBusiness editor R.J. King explores the top metro Detroit business stories of the week, dive deep into new advances and innovations, and interview influential newsmakers. Follow the link to DBusiness Magazine>>

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The Hotel St. Regis is part of a wave of new development in Detroit’s New Center

July 8, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates is renovating the Hotel St. Regis, which was described as a jewel box at the time it opened in 1966. The Hotel St. Regis in Detroit’s New Center is undergoing a top-to-bottom, $9-million renovation of its 125 […]

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Preservation by design

July 6, 2020

Detroit’s architectural fabric is rich with unique historical structures—some recognizable, others more discreet—that have continually been re-purposed for the modern-day city. They also double as keenly protected sites for historic conservationists, one of which was recently recognized by both the […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates Celebrated for Transformation of Historic Detroit Projects

June 25, 2020

McIntosh Poris Associates was recently recognized by local professional organizations for its sensitive design and rehabilitation of historic buildings in Detroit.  The Michigan chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAMI) awarded the firm with a 2020 Honor Award in […]

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