McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



Thousands of downtown Detroit apartments are on the way

January 4, 2016

The first wave of apartment projects in recent years involved conversions of empty 1920’s-era office buildings. But with downtown’s supply of available empty buildings dwindling, developers are starting to build on vacant land. The DuCharme Place, Orleans Landing, and other […]

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MPA listed in Interior Design Homes 2015 debut edition as Residential Leaders

December 30, 2015

McIntosh Poris Associates is one– of only 100 firms in the United States, named in Interior Design Homes 2015 debut edition, as Residential Leading firms working on new construction projects. Follow the link to Interior Design Homes’ website>>

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MPA featured in Architect Magazine for Michigan Research Studio

December 29, 2015

From AIA DETROIT, “Excellent place for teaching and exhibitions by students and professors. Its multi-purpose use allows it to feel intimate, yet at times as public domain. An inexpensive solution that is bold, simple, and cheerful. It’s unapologetic about a […]

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Architectural Firm Keeps The Faith

December 22, 2015

The legacies and possibilities of Motor City motivate and inspire design team. When it was unfashionable to do so, two Detroit architects believed in the city and saw potential. Michael Poris and Douglas McIntosh grew up in Detroit and each […]

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Transforming the Historic Detroit Fire Department Headquarters into the Foundation Hotel

December 11, 2015

Mcintosh Poris Associates is pleased to be working with Arco Development and Aparium Hotel Group to repurpose the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent building, previously Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, into a boutique hotel and ground level restaurant/lounge.

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MPA Featured on Decoist Architecture and Interior Design

December 4, 2015

“30 Ways to Create a Trendy, Dashing Industrial Dining Room” McIntosh Poris Associates Featured on Decoist for Creative lighting fixture for the dining room.

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Will Leather Says New Store Will Build Community– New Detroit Retailer Donating 50 Thousand Backpacks

November 23, 2015

Will Adler, whose company, Will Leather Goods just opened a 9000-square-foot “experience” store in midtown, says he wants the store to help build community in Detroit. As part of that aim, Will Leather Goods will donate 50 thousand backpacks to […]

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DuCharme Place Under Construction

November 17, 2015

In case you missed it, our groundbreaking on November 6th was a great success with over 150 friends, family and colleagues joining us along with Mayor Duggan and other local dignitaries.

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Renovation plans submitted for proposed downtown Ann Arbor tech hub

November 13, 2015

Renderings and sitework plans by architects from McIntosh Poris Associates for the proposed Coolhouse Labs and tech hub located on East Huron Street in Ann Arbor will be discussed during Thursday night’s meeting of the Historic District Commission.

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Will Leather Goods gives Detroit more retail — and further investment in its overall revitalization

November 11, 2015

Will Leather Goods brings something to Detroit that it needs: Investment. A reason for people, both neighbors and visitors, to come to the city. A destination store. A place to sit a spell, even if you’re not buying something. A […]

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