Matt McDermott, M.A.

Project Manager / Principal Investigator

Born and raised in Kailua, O‘ahu, Mr. McDermott has over 25 years of experience in archaeology and cultural resource management and has lived and worked on all but one of the major Hawaiian islands. Mr. McDermott has detailed knowledge of Hawai‘i, Arizona, and Federal historic preservation and environmental legislation and years of experience facilitating historic preservation consultation among private clients, Native American tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Federal, State, and municipal agencies. Since 2001 he has been a principal investigator with Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i and, since 2004, a project manager, overseeing a diverse range of cultural resource management projects including the Honolulu Rapid Transit project, the Ward Neighborhood Master Plan Development, the Ala Moana Center Expansion/Park Lane Development, and the Kālia-Fort DeRussy Wastewater System Improvement project.