McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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At Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, McIntosh Poris Associates created an immersive experience that celebrates Rock’s Detroit roots and his love of country

March 27, 2019

Ten years ago, we weren’t thinking as much about what the experience should be and about making things unique as we were about creating really cool designs — something you might see in a glossy magazine spread but that could […]

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Before and After: The Garden Theater

Details worth saving. In 2009, MPA Architects began the massive restoration and development of the original Woodward Garden Theater designed in 1912 by C. Howard Crane. “We’ve come full circle and now we appreciate the amount of labor and time and […]

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MPA Minds On Design: George Stewart

The beginnings of a new cultural space in Midtown Detroit   Midtown is largely credited with spurring the wave of redevelopment breathing new life into the downtown core of Detroit. One of the first neighborhoods to see renovation and new […]

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