John Hayball

John has over 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of sectors including education, rail, urban design, master planning, justice and commercial. John is committed to delivering built environments that respond to their context in a meaningful way, taking inspiration from and responding to their history, culture, climate and surroundings. He is also excited by design thinking that enables a project to reach beyond its immediate location and influence its surroundings.

Education projects have been a significant focus of John’s architectural career so far, he is passionate about the effect these types of projects have on the users and communities. To every project John brings a combination of design excellence, crafted detail, technical expertise, and the skilful management of design teams and stakeholder interests, providing project outcomes that are creative, intuitive and value conscious. 

John also has strong expertise in rail, he has worked with large government clients and has held senior design roles on major government rail and infrastructure projects. In addition, John is skilled in master planning, concept design, design development; and has demonstrable experience in design leadership in the delivery of complex projects.



  • Melbourne Metro, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • Frankston Transit City – Tafe to Bay, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • Growth Areas Station Project, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • PLC Learning Resource Centre and Performing Arts Centre, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • PLC Campus Rejuvenation, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • Marcellin College, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • National Institute of Circus Arts, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • UAE University (UAE), Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).
  • Liverpool Street, Hobart, (Cox Architecture).
  • World Trade Centre, Flinders Street, Melbourne, (Cox Architecture).