An established architect and Expert Witness with an impressive international portfolio, Orla’s career spans more than 30 years. Orla was Director in a large architectural practice before commencing her own practice in 1999. Orla has upskilled and has received appointments as Arbitrator, Conciliator and Mediator in several construction disputes. In Ireland Orla has been an industry nominee to working groups engaged in amendments to the Building Control Regulations and advised practising architects in such matters. She now focuses on Dispute Resolution and Construction Law and since 2017 has taken instructions for projects in the UK and played a key part in complex and high value cases abroad more recently receiving instructions in her own name in an ICC Arbitration.
Orla has been involved in every stage of project work and has developed a vast skill set having worked on commercial developments, residential property, and conservation projects. She is an industry nominee to various Boards and Committees in Ireland, and her expertise in the architectural industry has enabled her to give guidance and CPD to a cross section of professionals in the construction industry.