McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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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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