Qualified Maroochydore Landscape Designer

Our full-service Maroochydore landscape and outdoor design team, can handle every aspect of creating your dream garden, backyard, or pool, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience for you.

Exterior Architecture is an architectural landscape design studio, some of the areas we service near Maroochydore include: Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Buderim, Caloundra, Chevallum,Mooloolaba, Noosa Heads, Noosa Heads and The Sunshine Beach. We approach each new job with excitement and creativity. As a landscape design company, we’re proud of how easy it is to get in touch with us and our collaborative design approach.

Our skilled team of qualified landscape designers registered with the Landscape Design Institute (LDI) in Australia‘s have successfully completed a variety of projects, ranging from small courtyards, pools, and restaurant terraces to high end country estates. We know that landscape architecture should not only match your hardscaping  but also improve their aesthetic surroundings. We are a design-only firm, which lets us focus on the look, vision, and idea.

Landscape Design Services for Maroochydore in Queensland

Our design studio offers cutting-edge, practical, environmentally friendly landscape design services for both commercial and residential projects in Maroochydore.

Landscape Design Concept Garden Design Acreage Design Bespoke Art & Sculpture
Pool & Spa Design Concept Hardscape Design Lighting & Irrigation Plans New Build Landscape Design
Façades & Outdoor Garden Renovation Plans Greenwall & Rooftop Design Home Renovation Landscape Design
Commercial Landscape Design Detailed Planting Plans Detailed Construction Drawings Home Extension Landscape Design
DA/CDC Landscape Plan Custom Landscape Plans Luxury Landscape Design

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What we do

Landscape Design

Exterior architecture offers all aspects of landscape and outdoor design. From residential backyards, large estates, to small courtyards we have the team and experience to create timeless and thoughtful landscapes.

Pool Design

With extensive experience designing pools we offer a full comprehensive design service from concept to detailing.

Façades & Outdoor Rooms

As well as landscape and pool we have extensive experience in redesign facades and exterior upgrades.

What sets us apart

Holistic approach to design

Our forward-thinking holistic approach to design allows us to create beautiful and functional landscapes.

Design only firm

We are a design only firm allowing us to focus on the aesthetic, vision and idea.

Experienced team

Our team is built up of design professionals with years of experience create timeless and thoughtful landscapes.

All Services

We offer a wide range of services from landscape concepts through to DA / CDC packages.

FAQs – Find your answer to the most common landscape design questions

How much does landscape design cost in Maroochydore?

This question is often compared to “How long is a piece of string?” but we strive to offer a helpful starting point on landscape designs, generally they start at $6,000 plus GST. This initial cost serves as a baseline from which more tailored and specific pricing can be developed based on your unique needs and the specifics of your property in Maroochydore.

Landscape design is a nuanced and detailed process, influenced by a wide range of variables that can affect the overall cost. We strive for transparency in our pricing to ensure you have a clear understanding from the outset.

Tailored Pricing Approach

To accurately assess the full scope of your project and its associated costs, a site visit is essential. During this visit, we will discuss your vision and objectives for the space. Following our assessment and discussions, we will present a detailed design fee proposal. This proposal will reflect both your aspirations and the practical requirements necessary to bring your landscape to life.

What is the average completion time for a landscape design project?

At Exterior Architecture, we are committed to delivering high-quality landscape designs efficiently. We understand the importance of a timely process, but also recognize the need for thoroughness to ensure the best outcomes for your project.

Initial Site Visit and Measurements

The design process begins with an on-site visit where we take detailed measurements of your property. This initial step is crucial as it lays the groundwork for the entire project.

Design Completion

Following the site visit, we aim to complete your landscape design within four to six weeks. This timeframe allows us to carefully consider all components of your design, ensuring that no detail is overlooked and that the final product meets our high standards and your expectations.

To what extent will I be involved in the landscape design process?

At Exterior Architecture, the extent of your involvement in the design process is flexible and entirely up to your preferences.

Your Role in the Design Process

You have the freedom to determine how engaged you want to be. Whether you prefer to provide initial input and then leave the details to us, or you wish to be closely involved at every step, we accommodate your preferred level of participation.

Benefits of Both Approaches

Hands-Off: Entrust us with your vision, and we will use our expertise to create a design that aims to exceed your expectations. This approach allows us the creative freedom to deliver innovative and surprising elements that enhance your space.

Collaborative: If you have a clear vision and specific requirements, we welcome your active participation. Your direct involvement ensures that the final design truly reflects your desires and is a space that you will be excited to use and enjoy for years to come.

Our Goal

No matter how involved you choose to be, our ultimate goal is to create a landscape that you love. We strive to design spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional, ensuring they meet your needs and preferences.

How does general landscaping differ from landscape architecture?

We recognize that the terms “general landscaping” and “landscape architecture” might be used interchangeably, but they refer to very distinct aspects of creating outdoor spaces.

General Landscaping

General landscaping focuses on the implementation and maintenance of a garden or outdoor area. This includes:

  • Planting: Selecting and planting various types of foliage.
  • Hardscaping: Constructing elements like paths, patios, and walls.
  • Irrigation: Installing systems to ensure efficient water distribution.
  • Maintenance: Regular upkeep to preserve the garden’s aesthetic and health.

Landscapers typically execute the practical aspects of a garden’s design, which may involve following a plan laid out by a landscape architect or working from a more straightforward design provided by the property owner.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a more comprehensive and professional field that involves:

  • Design Principles: Utilizing architectural and design theory to create cohesive and functional outdoor spaces.
  • Site Analysis: Evaluating the land’s characteristics and potential constraints.
  • Ecology and Sustainability: Incorporating ecological awareness and sustainable practices into designs.
  • Grading and Drainage: Planning the terrain to manage water flow and soil erosion effectively.
  • Overall Functionality: Ensuring the space meets the needs of its users in terms of both aesthetics and utility.

Landscape architects are trained professionals, often required to be licensed, who create detailed designs that balance creativity with technical expertise. These designs are then executed by landscapers.

Are digital models of the landscape design included in your services?

Yes, we provide a 3D render as a standard feature with all our designs to help clients visualize the final result.

Will you be able to include the specific plants I have in mind for the design?

Certainly. We will make sure to incorporate your plant choices unless we feel it may not be suitable, in which case we will recommend other options.

Do you design landscapes for residential and commercial properties in Maroochydore?

At Exterior Architecture, we pride ourselves on our versatility and extensive experience in landscape design across various settings.

Residential Properties

We create beautiful, functional outdoor spaces tailored to individual homeowners’ needs. Whether you’re looking for a serene backyard retreat or a vibrant garden for entertaining, our designs prioritize personalization and enjoyment.

Commercial Properties

Our commercial landscape designs focus on enhancing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of business environments. From corporate campuses to retail parks, we ensure that every project supports the business’s brand and meets its specific needs.


Are you independent or part of a team?

Our team consists of garden designers and landscape architects with diverse backgrounds. Additionally, we collaborate closely with various contractors and consultants who offer expertise in specific fields.

Ready to create your dream Space?

From residential backyards, large estates, to small courtyards we have the team and experience to create timeless and thoughtful landscapes.