Deb Robbins

Studio Director

Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Bachelor of the Built Environment: Landscape Architecture (Distinction), QUT

Graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture (Distinction), QUT

Associate Diploma in Visual Arts, QUT


Deb is Studio Director at ASPECT Studios in Brisbane where she leads the practice with fellow Studio Director Steve Langton.


She comes to ASPECT with extensive experience in the field of landscape architecture in both the public and private sectors. With just under 20 years of experience she has worked across a vast range of projects from the broad city scale to finer detail of award winning urban design interventions, such as the Arbour on Grey II and Cutters Landing at New Farm.

She has also worked consistently on major infrastructure projects in Brisbane, Queensland. Beginning with a design study for the North South Bypass Tunnel followed by the Landscape Design and Visual Assessments for the Clem7, Airport Link, Northern Busway, Legacy Way and Cross River Rail Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), along with their respective tender evaluation panels.


Deb is a designer whose creative approach to landscape design is a constant throughout the design process, from the generation of design concepts, through to the evolution of living landscapes.

Fields of Experience

Professional Achievements / Panel and Board Positions

  • QUT Karl Langer Award Judge, ongoing
  • QUT Lecturer in Landscape Architecture Site Planning Final GDLA and 2nd Year Bachelor Degree, 2000 & 2004
  • QUT Graphics 1st Year Bachelor Degree, 2000
  • QUT Site Planning, Graphics & Free hand drawing, 2001 – 2005
  • QUT Tutor in Landscape Architecture Advanced Landscape Design, 1998 – 2001


Lectures / Presentations

  • Conference Paper: ‘Urban Connections’ presented at Multiple CITY 2000 Brisbane, QLD Architectural Colloquium, QUT, 1999
  • Paper ‘Landscape Studios: Design for Diversity’ Design in Education Council Australia Conference Settings in Design Education, UNSW, 1999
  • Publication: ‘Design Through Debate: A New Studio’ in Landscape Review; Co-authored with Professor Helen Armstrong
  • Publication: Landscapes from the Downside Editor QUT Publication, 1999 – 2000


Public Realm

  • Scarbororough Beach Park Southern Upgrade Moreton Bay Regional Council, 2015
  • Hawthorne Delux Cinema, Catalano, 2015
  • The Sanctuary on Moggill, District Park 17h Mirvac/HPA, 2006 – 2010
  • New Farm Park Interface with Cutters Landing – BCC, 2004
  • ‘Arbour on Grey II’ Southbank Mirvac/HPA, 2002


Master Planning

  • Ogg Road Master Plan Moreton Bay Regional Council, 2015
  • Belyando Estate – Landscape Master Plan – Isaac Regional Council, 2012
  • South Moreton Bay Islands 7 Park Master Plans – Redland City Council, 2009



  • Cross River Rail EIS – Visual Assessment SKM, 2010
  • Northern Link (Legacy Way) EIS – Urban Design Team – SKM/Connell Wagner, 2007 – 2008
  • Airport Link EIS – Urban Design Team – SKM/Connell Wagner, 2005 – 2007
  • Northern Busway CDMP Urban Design Team – SKM/Connell Wagner, 2006
  • North South Bypass Tunnel (Clem 7), North Portal Concept – SKM/ Connell Wagner, 2005


Streetscapes and Villages

  • Lakeside Streetscape – Fox & Bell, 2006
  • Oxley Suburban Centre Improvement Project – BCC Design Phase, 2004
  • Little Stanley Streetscape Concept, Southbank – Mirvac, 2002
  • Redland Bay Village Streetscape – Fox & Bell, 2001



  • Grande Pacific High Rise Aged Care – James Anthony Group, 2010
  • Allure: Enderley Avenue, Surfers Paradise – James Anthony Group, 2007
  • The Sanctuary on Moggill Mirvac/HPA, 2006 – 2010
  • Trilogy: Cypress and Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise – Broadwater Corporation, 2006
  • Cutters Landing, New Farm Stages 3 & 4 Mirvac/HPA, 2003