As Hayball expands into new markets throughout Australasia, Tom champions the importance of supporting clients competitively and creatively. His key interests are in architecture and urban design, and the commercial acumen with which he leads the practice infuse Tom’s strategic and design leadership of large scale architectural and urban renewal projects.
Tom invests in understanding the full breadth of a client’s business objectives, whatever that business is, and regards this as integral to a holistic approach for the thoughtful and sophisticated design outcomes he sets the standard for.
“Distilling all sorts of competing interests and turning that into a creative response is no mean feat, there’s no room for complacency. Design takes planning, tactics and strategy, too, and it’s our job to make sure all the parts line up. It’s a fantastic feeling to create good design, to make a positive difference in how people experience a place or space.”
He’s always wanted to be an architect, and continues to be excited by the profession’s capacity and responsibility to create outstanding places. In advocating for architecture’s contribution to urbanisation and the public realm, Tom has served as a chapter councillor and on award juries for the Australian Institute of Architects, and on design review panels for state government.