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Project • By McIntosh Poris AssociatesOffices

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Office

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., is best known as the owner of the Buffalo Bills American football team. He earmarked a portion of his estate and the sale of his beloved football team to fund his namesake foundation. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation (RCWJF) began operations in 2015 to continue his legacy — one of generosity and innovation, healthy risk-taking and collaboration, and an unshakable community focus.  Justin Maconochie RCWJF launched with its offices on the second floor of a historic Detroit building erected in 1896. In 2017, landlord Midtown Detroit, Inc., and local architecture firm McIntosh Poris Associates renovated the building, adding apartments.  Justin Maconochie RCWJF outgrew its existing office space... More

Project • By McIntosh Poris AssociatesOffices


Co.act enlisted McIntosh Poris Associates (MPA) to design a welcoming open office that encourages walk-ins and “spontaneous social collisions.”  Housed on the ground floor of a building constructed in 1896, the design sensitively respects the historic fabric of the building by preserving and highlighting many original architectural elements through a contemporary renovation that references the past.  The design of Co.act focuses on spatial flexibility, offering users a mix of workspaces and amenities, while allowing opportunities for the space to adapt over time.  Open and private areas throughout provide a variety of zones for work and presentations.  Amenities include a pantry, a mother’s room, a bike... More

Project • By OFFTECResidential Landscape


Finalist Mention in "Detroi Waterfront District" - YAC competition More

Project • By Bureau for Architecture and UrbanismPrivate Houses


A brand new single family house in a well established neighborhood of Detroit, known as Woodbridge. On the exterior, the house is meant to follow the vocabulary of its context. On the inside, the house breaks up this pattern in volume. The double height living area is sunken, but windows from the outside are purposely raised high to prevent peering in from the outside. The raised ground floor is turned into a "mezzanine", only providing the entry, kitchen, and dining area and overlooks the living area. All bedrooms/private spaces are on the top floor.     More

Project • By McIntosh Poris AssociatesOffices

The Factory at Corktown

McIntosh Poris Associates was responsible for the renovation and restoration of an existing 19th-Century wood timber and masonry building into a modern office for Ford Motor Company’s self-driving business unit.  Originally planned for Buhl Sport Detroit, the building was purchased by Ford during construction to house Ford’s self-driving business unit and attract fresh talent as part of the company’s commitment to enhancing Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.  McIntosh Poris Associate’s design concept was to bring back the building’s original form and retain as much of the historic character as possible while meeting Ford’s requirements.  Justin Maconochie Justin Maconochie Th... More

Project • By McIntosh Poris AssociatesBars

Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit

Architect:            McIntosh Poris Associates                Michael Poris, AIA, Principal Laurie Hughet-Hiller, AIA, Associate/Project Manager Charles Heid, AIA, Architect Jennifer Bueso, Interior Designer   Client:                  Kid Rock and Delaware North   Owner:                Olympia Development   Size:                     5,600 square feet; one floor   Site Little Caesars Arena is the centerpiece of The District Detroit, a 50-block, mixed-use area that includes eight theaters, three professional... More