McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Franklin Hills CC Opens “Subterranean” Golf Training Facility, Renovated Pro Shop

July 26, 2019

FHCC has opened a new indoor training facility designed for year-round use. To avoid creating modifications to the club’s historic natural grounds, the architects for the project, McIntosh Poris Associates developed a subterranean structure beneath the driving range tee box […]

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An Eater’s Guide to Detroit: Prime+Proper and Townhouse Detroit

July 15, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates working with the Owner, Jeremy Sasson of Prime + Proper and Townhouse Detroit projects for unique dining experiences in Detroit. Steak: There’s more to Detroit than meat and potatoes, but sometimes a person just needs a really good steak. […]

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Co.act, Nonprofit support hub opens in New Center

July 5, 2019

“The space was smartly designed by McIntosh Poris Architects. Doors can slide open or closed to provide a sense of openness or privacy as needed. Walls double as white boards. Many of the rooms are wired for projectors and screens. There’s […]

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Prime + Proper: Citation Award, Restaurant + People’s Choice Award

July 2, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates is honored and humbled to receive the Jury Comments:  “It takes full advantage of the location—of being in Detroit. | It’s statement making: it telegraphs opulence and decadence. | It is almost like being in a gallery”. […]

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Prime + Proper: 2019 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards

June 28, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates is honored to accept a Restaurant Honor Award and The People’s Choice Award for Prime + Proper.  The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter (AIA|LA) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 AIA|LA Restaurant […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel on Forbes: “Meticulously renovated”

June 25, 2019

New buzz-worthy hotels are rockin’ to this city’s revitalized rhythm. A dazzler: Detroit Foundation Hotel, which defines cool vibes. This hotspot gathering haven is warmly welcoming, too. Follow the link to Forbes>>

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Joseph Campau Greenway near Riverfront Breaks Ground

June 12, 2019

The 1.2-mile non-motorized trail connecting pedestrians and cyclists from the Riverwalk to Vernor, is about to get another Greenway! The goal of the plan is to transform the blighted waterfront where the city began, which was developed as an industrial […]

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First look at The Assembly mixed-use project in Corktown

June 4, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates was hired by Bedrock Detroit to transform a former dry goods and wholesaler’s building in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. The 4-story masonry building overlooking the river including a fifth floor residential penthouse addition with 50 below-grade […]

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McIntosh Poris is working with Peas & Carrot’s on the Renovation of Como’s Restaurant

April 22, 2019

Renovated Como’s Restaurant Aims to Bring Detroit-Style Pizza to Ferndale This Spring. MPA chose to remove the restaurant’s red awnings in favor of an updated brick facade with sawed off brick ends used to outline the Como’s name on the exterior. […]

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McIntosh Poris Associates’ adaptive re-use of the new Temple Detroit hotel

April 3, 2019

“When you adapt a building it’s important to weave together its history and program to create a place that’s fitting for today,” Michael Poris said in a statement. “We’ve created a design to cohesively reflect the past, present, and future […]

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