McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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Designing a Dynamic Office? Take Cues From This Nonprofit Tech Hub in Detroit

July 27, 2021

‘Intentionally Imperfect,’ Co.act Empowers Inclusive Coworking on a Budget. With the broad goal of creating room for inclusivity and adaptability, Michael Poris said his team took cues from the space itself. “It’s like, ‘oh, great, we can figure out where […]

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The Factory at Corktown has been awarded a 2021 AIA MI Honor Award

July 23, 2021

“The elegant renovation of these 100+ year-old warehouse buildings preserves and exposes the original architectural elements -brick walls, wood trusses, and hardwood floors – while creating a warm, modern interior. The jury appreciated the design team’s strategy of seamlessly integrating […]

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Birmingham Residence wins 1st Place for the Preservation and Renovation of oldest residence on the street

June 25, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 1st Place for the Preservation and Renovation by Detroit Design Home 2021, for this historic property, which is the oldest residence on the street in Birmingham, MI. Follow the link>>

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Historic Club’s Renovation Reimagines Dated Dining Spaces

April 22, 2021

In late 2017, as part of a broader effort to update and remodel the club, management engaged Detroit-based McIntosh Poris Associates to help reimagine and modernize The Grill Room. The result, unveiled to members in fall 2019 and awarded a 2020 Interior […]

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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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