Our Mission

Our mission is to design, communicate and construct memorable places that are creative, sustainable, elegant, functional and enduring.

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About Us

Our staff are passionate and dedicated professionals, who care about our natural and urban environments and constantly strive to make living, recreational and working spaces more comfortable, inviting and sustainable through innovative and sustainable landscape based solutions.


We are a medium sized firm based in Sydney and are well resourced, employing fully qualified professionals and have undertaken projects throughout Australia, from Melbourne to Darwin.  The company was founded in 1995 by Rob Smart and Paul Hardyman, who already had many years of local, interstate and international landscape architectural experience on a range of landmark projects.


Arterra places a great emphasis on meeting our Client's time, cost and quality requirements while providing creative and buildable design solutions. We have developed a reputation among our Clients for flexibility, reliability and design excellence. Virtual landscapes are regularly created to test and communicate our design ideas in-house and to our Client's before they are implemented.