McIntosh Poris Architects News

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



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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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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