McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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McIntosh Poris Associates is renovating the old Detroit Water Department Building

March 25, 2019

Riopelle Market is being renovated and developers pledge to keep Eastern Market’s identity even as prices rise. “We love Eastern Market as it is,” said Sanford Nelson. “We didn’t want to come in there to change what Eastern Market is all about. […]

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DuCharme Place, offering world-class apartment homes and an urban lifestyle in Lafayette Park

March 20, 2019

McIntosh Poris Associates’ design for DuCharme Place—a new, ground-up, 185-unit luxury apartment community in Detroit’s historic Lafayette Park—is the area’s first lifestyle community in 40 years.   Follow the link>>

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2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper

February 15, 2019

A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the ethos of the American steakhouse.

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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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