Matthew Lory

Associate Director

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The name “Lory” is originally from the Latin word “laurel” which is a symbol of accomplishment. This is fitting as Matthew is the fourth generation in a family of civil engineers who have contributed to major New Zealand infrastructure projects over the last 80 years.

So, if you’re enjoying a sports event in a stadium or driving down a highway, there is a chance the Lory family may be due some credit for your safety and enjoyment. Despite the superstition of walking under a ladder bringing bad luck, after meeting Matthew, you’d likely feel safe walking under one of his.

Matthew’s experience spans across a great deal of high-risk projects from hazardous waste to public infrastructure; projects with many moving parts requiring him to align multiple parties to deliver a single result. “There is never one simple direct answer. There are so many factors to consider. It’s about understanding how they affect each other. No longer flow chart-driven, we operate in varying areas of grey; there is no black-and-white.”

“I particularly enjoy the front end of a project,” Matthew says. What’s the right strategy and the right procurement approach? Who are the right people for the job? Where are the big-ticket risks? What are the small things that could catch us out? At this point, interrogating projects like this runs in the Lory family.

“At RCP we are adapting to the environmental cost of construction, changing people’s dispositions and behaviours to reduce carbon output. I see a need for our profession to change its approach to development, using our wider skills to help regenerate communities throughout New Zealand.”

“Down the line, I would like to look back on a long career of fit-for-purpose infrastructure projects and see that they’re still delivering what they need to for society.”

Project experience

Matt is an Associate Director at RCP and a senior member of our specialist infrastructure management team. Matt adds value to the delivery of land development and infrastructure projects through his strong construction experience and his ability to provide strategic advice that is both informed and pragmatic. His background in engineering, specialising in heavy civil works, coupled with more than ten years construction management experience, offers clients an effective combination of in-depth professional knowledge and practical experience.

Vector Wero Whitewater Rafting Stadium, Auckland
Franklin Road Upgrade, Auckland
Auckland International Airport Northern Network Transport Project
Metlifecare Red Beach Retirement Village, Auckland
Otahuhu Steel Plant Site Clearance and Remediation, Auckland
Metlifecare Orion Point Retirement Village, Auckland
Auckland International Airport Landings Intersection Upgrade
Metlifecare Beachlands Retirement Village, Auckland
Papamoa East Interchange, Tauranga
Metlifecare Pakuranga Golf Club Retirement Village, Auckland
Western Springs Embankment Improvements, Auckland