McIntosh Poris Associates Names Laurie Hughet-Hiller Principal

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Courtesy of McIntosh Poris Associates

Detroit’s McIntosh Poris Associates announced Laurie Hughet-Hiller has become a principal at the firm, joining co-founding principal Michael Poris and principal John Skok.

“Laurie’s recognized expertise in a broad range of project types has helped make our firm known for seamlessly blending award-winning design with the practicality of client needs,” says Poris. “Her excellent client-centric skills will help expand our client base, allowing John Skok to focus on operations and me to concentrate on design oversight.”

A designer and registered architect focused on experience-driven design, Hughet-Hiller leads projects from concept to completion and serves as the client’s key contact. In addition to her existing design and project-management role alongside Poris and Skok, Hughet-Hiller will manage the 16-person firm’s business-development initiatives to expand the firm’s client portfolio of real estate developers, hotel and restaurant operators, private homeowners, non-profit organizations, and cultural institutes, along with Detroit-based entrepreneurs and innovators.

During her two tenures at McIntosh Poris — 2012 to 2017 and 2019 to present — Hughet-Hiller has helped preserve and build on Detroit’s rich architectural history.

“As a University of Michigan alum, I have a deep affinity for the metro Detroit area,” says Hughet-Hiller. “I began my career in Los Angeles and returned to Detroit in 2009 to help contribute to the city’s revitalization. The most gratifying part of our work at McIntosh Poris Associates is being involved in projects that are both aesthetically significant and make a positive impact in the community.”

She has worked on a wide range of award-winning housing, hospitality, retail, education, and corporate projects in the metro Detroit area, including The Assembly and DuCharme Place Apartments, Prime + Proper and Townhouse restaurants, The District Market at Little Caesars Arena, and Michigan Research Studio.

Hughet-Hiller earned both her bachelor’s and master’s in architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.