About Orterra

Orterra is a Landscape Architecture Brisbane based practice which aims to provide innovative designs that meet our clients needs. Through outside the box thinking and creative practices our process focuses on collaboration with our clients and consultants to develop creative outcomes. We aim to create places for people, spaces for change and environments for all.

Our design philosophy is based on creating site focussed design which enhance the surroundings, engage the user and conserve our culture and environment.

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Site Analysis

Site analysis is the study of climatic, historical, geographical, cultural, and legal…

Community Consultation

Orterra enjoys working together with communities. Providing them with a voice through…

Landscape Sketch and Concept Design

Orterra prides itself on development landscape sketch and concept design which meet…

Development Application and Operational Works Drawings

Orterra provides advice to clients for development applications and operational works applications.…


Orterra develops landscape masterplans that bring together practice, theory and user needs…

Play and Nature Play Playground Design

Orterra is an advocate for children’s play in all forms. We have…

About Debbie

Debbie Laporte

Debbie has over 10 years experience in landscape architecture and is a Registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Through this time, she has worked both in Australia and Europe. Before opening Orterra Debbie has worked both in private and the public sector on a range of projects of various scales.

Debbie has a passion for teaching the next generation of Landscape Architects at Queensland University of Technology in Landscape Architecture.