McIntosh Poris Associates has been providing architecture, interior and urban design services for residential, commercial, and institutional clients since 1994. MPA creates interactive buildings and communities with architecture arrived at through dialogue. Engaging in dialogue with our clients and project stakeholders is the best way to craft places relevant to the people and communities we serve.


McIntosh Poris Associates approach to design is collaboration. We bring no pre-conceived ideas to our work. Each project evolves through the dialogue we foster between team members and stakeholders, site and programming. Our design solutions respond specifically to our clients’ needs. Oftentimes, stakeholders’ needs are not clear at the outset. Designs go through stages of adjustment and refinement, always tested against the needs and aspirations of a project. Through this inclusive process, MPA reaches a heightened understanding of the role projects have in the lives of their constituents. We thrive on the challenge of transforming buildings, sites, neighborhoods, and cities through the interaction we foster. The end results become greater and more complex than if they had been designed by us alone. This dialogue challenges our team to creatively respond with an architecture that transforms place, building, and context, as well as the people and communities who inhabit them.


McIntosh Poris’ work has received over 100 design awards, including 24 American Institute of Architecture Honor Awards, 2 CREW Special Impact Awards, a 2013 ULI Global Award for excellence, 70 Detroit Home Awards, and 3 Historic Preservation Awards. MPA has been published in over 100 publications worldwide including, Dwell, Urban Land, Architect, Architectural Record and Interior Design. MPA was also named in Dwell’s 2015 Definitive List of architects and designers worldwide. MPA is one of only 100 firms in the United States named in Interior Design Homes 2015, debut edition as Residential Leaders.