Architect Haysom specializes in resorts and hospitality projects. He has served as both Queensland Chapter President as well as National President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. His Brisbane-based practice has won numerous design awards and he received the Centenary Medal for services to architecture in 2003. In 2014 he was appointed City Architect for the City of the Gold Coast. He was also a member of the Australian delegation to the APEC negotiations on international trade in architectural services. Currently the general director of Mode Haysom Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.