McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Detroit Foundation Hotel on TIME Magazine “World’s Greatest Places 2018”

August 25, 2018

TIME just released its “World’s Greatest Places 2018,” including places to visit, stay, and eat. For proof that Detroit is bouncing back, look to its old, disused fire department headquarters. Last year, it reopened as the Detroit Foundation Hotel, a […]

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Congratulations to the 2018 AIA Detroit Building Award Winners!

August 14, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates is proud to announce Foundation Hotel won an AIA Detroit Honor Award this year! “The commitment to work with the building and let it dictate a program creates a memorable and unique experience at every floor.  The […]

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Detroit’s New Grand Dame: The Apparatus Room at The Foundation Hotel

July 27, 2018

Every great American city deserves an iconic hotel and restaurant, and that’s just what Aparium Hotel Group set out to give Detroit with The Foundation Hotel and Apparatus Room. Working with developer Walter Cohen, McIntosh Poris Associates, Simeone Deary Design […]

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University of Michigan Research Studio

May 8, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates was engaged by the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to design the Michigan Research Studio. Located on the ground floor of the mixed-use Woodward Garden Apartments (a ground-up building designed by McIntosh […]

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Lowe Campbell Ewald’s Detroit Offices

April 28, 2018

MPA developed a scheme designed to promote spontaneous interaction among departments—collisions of collaboration—that both foster creative collaboration as well as independent work. McIntosh Poris Associates and Neumann/Smith Architecture have developed a creative new office space in Detroit, Michigan for advertising […]

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Dining Destinations Express City’s Identity

April 4, 2018

“We designed these adjoining destinations to express Detroit’s identity and have a positive impact on the arena and the surrounding neighborhood,” said architect Michael Poris, AIA, principal of McIntosh Poris Associates.“ So many sports venues only come to life on […]

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Prime + Proper Makes A Statement in Detroit

March 20, 2018

Interactive steakhouse concept Prime + Proper has arrived as the latest culinary addition to Detroit’s Capitol Park District. Outfitted with a modern, gothic glamour, the restaurant balances sleek black tones with notes of ivory. Follow the link to Hospitality Design>>

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Detroit Foundation Hotel by Michigan McIntosh Poris Associates

March 12, 2018

“The hotel’s narrative dates back to 2012, when Michael Poris learned that the fire department was moving to a new location and the building would soon be up for sale by the city. The architect contacted Walter Cohen, with whom […]

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Detroit Foundation Hotel Recognized as a Top Luxury Hotel Worldwide by Travel + Leisure Magazine

March 2, 2018

Mcintosh Poris Associates is honored Travel + Leisure Magazine named the Foundation Hotel for hospitality excellence worldwide. “The Detroit Foundation Hotel in the central business district has been recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the best new […]

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Boutique hotel with 100 rooms added to 640 Temple redevelopment plans

February 15, 2018

McIntosh Poris Associates is excited to be part of this project as architects of record for the redevelopment of 640 Temple. Previous plans for the Albert Kahn-designed building, which opened in 1920, included more than 100 apartments ranging from 850 […]

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