Cathal Monaghan

Cathal Monaghan

New York, NY, US

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8 plus years of experience in construction and design. Experience in award winning architecture & construction offices in Europe, South America and North America.  Expertise in the design industry combined with extensive knowledge and hands-on construction experience ensures projects are executed with the highest quality and attention to detail.


Murphy Kennedy Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager for all commercial, retail and hospitality projects within the company. Responsible for coordinating and overseeing a team of project managers & site superintendents. Liaise with design team and client throughout projects to ensure expectations are managed and conflicts are resolved efficiently to maintain budget and schedule.

Key responsibilities:
• Assemble teams for each project and ensure quality performance
• Review and approve purchase orders for sub-contractors o Hire new employees and assign to teams
• Review, negotiate and execute contracts with clients
• Provide project status reports and report directly to CEO
• Review billing, project costs and profit margins with accounting department
• Implement strategic growth of company and expand into new markets

Aug 2016 - current

Michael Schmitt Architect pc, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Managed architectural projects during various phases of their design and construction
• Attended meetings with the client to create a project design, establish a budget, and select materials for each project
• Reviewed all zoning, building code information, and documentation for each project. Discussed all findings with the client to establish what was permissible for each design
• Lead designer for a 4000 sqft apartment in 'The Apthorp' on Upper West Side. Full renovation and addition of new central air system. Coordinated all architectural and interior design drawings with MEP set
• Prepared & issued pricing, DOB & CD drawing sets
• Leveled contractor bids and recommended qualified contractors to client
• Administered contract and construction including review of all shop drawings for conformance with contract documents
• Conduct weekly site meetings to review construction progress
• Issued responses to RFIs and reviewed change orders & contractor payment requisitions.
• Manage & trained team of junior designers to company standards & procedures

Oct 2013 - Jul 2016

DL+A Arquitectos, Bogotá, CO, Junior Architect

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

Monaghan Fabrication, Longford Bridge, IE, Metal Fabricator / Designer

May 2005 - Sep 2007


University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, IE, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010