McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Detroit E Riverfront Framework Plan Wins AIA National Award

January 29, 2019

Designed to broaden community access and propel investment along Detroit’s previously blighted waterfront, the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan comes at a pivotal moment for the future of the city. Building on a 10-year, nonprofit-led effort to restore and preserve […]

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Prime + Proper in Restaurant Development + Design Awarded Best Full-Service Restaurant Design

January 22, 2019

The judges thought the entire concept represented a fresh approach, particularly bringing the kitchen into the dining room. “It’s hard to stand out in this category, but McIntosh Poris Associates did it.” Follow the link to rddmag>>

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McIntosh Poris Associates Elevates John Skok to Principal

December 20, 2018

Adaptive Reuse Expert to Lead Firm’s Management and Community Engagement Efforts. John Skok, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted from associate to principal of Birmingham-based McIntosh Poris Associates. Skok, who joined the firm in 2001, is the first to […]

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Michael Poris featured in Restaurant Development + Design

December 7, 2018

Michael Poris is honored to be recognized as an expert in restaurant design by Restaurant Development + Design.   “A seasoned hospitality designer, Poris takes an experience- and future-oriented view to his work.”   Read more on how Poris outlines […]

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Prime + Proper | Detroit on Commercial Architecture Magazine

November 13, 2018

“Restaurants Cultivate Authenticity” McIntosh Poris Associates designed Prime + Proper to reinterpret classic steakhouse traditions with modern luxury. Reflecting the proprietor’s concept of “prime meats and proper service,” the new establishment is arranged into distinctive spaces within the angular L-shaped […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel on Architectural Record

October 30, 2018

A tour of the Detroit Foundation Hotel by McIntosh Poris Associates. A Michigan firm turns a former fire department headquarters into a popular destination. Follow the link to Architectural Record>>

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‘Tidal wave’ of new landlords swoops into Eastern Market on Crain’s Detroit

October 22, 2018

This rendering shows plans for Riopelle Market in Eastern Market in Detroit which would have a mix of food-centered space like restaurants, accelerators and other uses, as well as office space. The joint venture has hired McIntosh Poris Associates and […]

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Longtime developer, Detroit advocate Walter Cohen dies at 71

October 3, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates pays tribute to a long-time friend, client and developer who left a mark on the Detroit region through dozens of unique projects in the suburbs and city dating back to the 1980s. MPA worked with Walter on […]

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Cass Corridor hotel redevelopment gets $5.69M boost from state

September 26, 2018

The Albert Kahn-designed building is right by the Masonic Temple, and plans call for both residential (70 apartments) and a 100-room hotel. The design is being led by McIntosh Poris Architects, who also led the design of the Foundation Hotel. […]

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Checking In on Detroit, Three Years After Its UNESCO City of Design Designation

August 28, 2018

In December 2015, Detroit became the first U.S. city named a UNESCO City of Design, joining the organization’s Creative Cities Network. Walking around downtown Detroit, it’s clear that the city is not yet on par with creative capitals like New […]

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