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Matt MacDonagh-Dumler



Originally from Michigan, USA, Matt joined McGarry NíÉanaigh Architects in 1998 and has extensive experience in building design and execution within the Irish construction industry. He has contributed to and led many projects of national significance such as the Liffey Boardwalk. Matt is the office’s contract and construction technical specialist and currently leads his team through design and construction workstages on a number of building projects. Matt has also acted as PSDP on a wide range of projects within the office. He has substantial contract administration experience using RIAI, GDLA, IEI 3rd Edition and the GCCC suite of Public Works Contracts; and has substantial legal experience assisting in claims assessment, drafting of pleadings, critique / analysis of expert reports, witness statements and the discovery process.



Diploma Construction Law Contract Administration Trinity College Dublin 2015

Masters Architecture University of Virginia (Charlottesville) USA 1995-1997

Bachelors Science in Architecture University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) USA 1991-1995


Member of the RIAI 2001


McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Director

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Senior Associate

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Associate

McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects, Project Architect

William Sherman & Peter Waldman Architects, architect

University of Virginia, teaching assistant (construction and design studio)

Architecture Farm (design and build firm), intern


Construction Contracts Act 2013

Expert Services

Fundamentals of Public Works Contract


Irish Construction Law Conference

Money and Delay Claims in Construction

CBA Annual Construction Law Conference

Fire Safety in Multi-story Buildings, Apartments, Flat

CBA Annual Construction Law Conference

Expert Witness Conference: Evidence and Reporting

CBA Annual Construction Law Conference

Adjudication Society Regional Conference

Expert Witness Conference: Overview SJE, Practice, Litigation - Experts

RIAI Expert Witness Course

BIM Training for Vectorworks


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