McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



New Developments in Lafayette Park, Downtown City Council Votes on Redevelopment for Third Property

September 30, 2015

Three Detroit developments began construction this week. DuCharme Place near Lafayette Park finally got going after a year or so in limbo. The luxury development, a 185-unit, high-end complex, is visible to the east of the Mies van der Rohe-designed […]

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How to Create a Play Area That Looks Good Too

September 29, 2015

McIntosh Poris Associates featured on Houzz for Birmingham Residence. 10 ways to give your kids’ playspace some style without sacrificing any of the fun. Read More>>>

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“Detroit: City of Design” from the Detroit Design Festival

September 28, 2015

Detroit Creative Corridor presents a film by Stephen McGee Follow the link to view film>>

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Construction begins on DuCharme Place project

September 23, 2015

Construction work has begun on DuCharme Place, a 185-unit, $42-million upscale residential community planned for 1544 E. Lafayette, just east of the iconic 1300 Lafayette Tower. The project is headed by Southfield-based Arco Construction. McIntosh Poris architects designed DuCharme Place […]

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MPA named in Dwell’s Definitive List of Architects and Designers Worldwide

September 21, 2015

McIntosh Poris Associates is one– of only two firms in Michigan, named in Dwell’s 2015 Special Edition. Follow the link to Dwell’s website>>

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Nutshell’s CEO, Founder on Building Startups in Ann Arbor

September 15, 2015

MPA is thrilled about designing COOLHOUSE, an office for Nutshell in Ann Arbor. “We know if we connect these places, we have the chance to build a solid network,” Malcoun said. “It’s actually a terrible idea to tie up a […]

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Midtown leather shop brings ex-Hollywood actor home

September 8, 2015

MPA is excited to be working with The Adlers on WILL LEATHER GOODS new store in Detroit! “The Adlers — two of this three children are now in the business too — opened their first Will Leather Goods retail store […]

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MPA is pleased to accept the AIA Detroit ARCHITECTURAL HONOR AWARDS for the Michigan Research Studio

September 1, 2015

University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning created a classroom space in Midtown, Detroit, MICHIGAN RESEARCH STUDIO. “Excellent place for teaching and exhibitions by students and professors. Its multi-purpose use allows it to feel intimate, yet at […]

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August 28, 2015

Хороший вопрос: Зачем вам и вашей квартире внутренние окна Раздаточное окно Когда кухня и столовая находятся в разных помещениях, подачала блюд для семейных ужинов и смена тарелок превращаются в бег с препятствиями. Оригинальный выход — прорубить раздаточное окно и спокойно […]

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Helping Buildings Evolve Gracefully

August 10, 2015

Renovation and adaptive-reuse projects are not limited to cities such as New York, Michael Poris, AIA, principal, McIntosh Poris Associates, Birmingham, MI, observed. Despite the omnipresent media images of Detroit as a city of abandoned or razed buildings and vacant […]

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