Twistleaf Land Design

Contact: Sarah Yant

Phone: (512) 489-0798



Twistleaf is a full-service landscape architecture and construction firm based in Central Texas. Born out of a passion for the land, our award-winning projects range from public green spaces to private ranches. We partner directly with clients or collaborate on multidisciplinary design teams of architects, engineers and planners. Urban or rural, our clients value beauty, functionality and land stewardship. Our name comes from the twistleaf yucca, Yucca rupicola, a native Texas plant that exemplifies beauty and resiliency. In an adaptation to our region’s droughts, its spiraling leaves funnel rainwater to the center of the evergreen plant. The twistleaf inspires the innovative design and ecological approach we bring to every project  We are invested in our projects from concept to completion, creating visionary landscapes that honor the communities and natural heritage of Central Texas.

Professional Services:
● Feasibility Studies
● Strategic Planning
● Community & Stakeholder Engagement
● Land Planning
● Site Design
● Master Planning
● Placemaking
● Ecological Restoration
● Landscape Construction

Project Types:
● Parks & Public Open Spaces
● Trails & Greenways
● Ranch Properties
● Prairie & Riparian Areas
Example Project: Horseshoe Bay Nature Park

Sarah Yant, our founder and principal, is a seventh-generation native Texan with almost 20 years of
experience as a designer and contractor. Her passion for land stewardship began while growing up on
her family’s ranch on the blackland prairie of northeast Texas. Sarah graduated with honors from
Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. During her career, she has developed a trusted
reputation for teamwork and reliability. Sarah builds lasting relationships with clients and excels at
strategic planning, team building and managing complex projects and budgets.

Shannon Rogers, ASLA, is our Principal Landscape Architect and hails from Dallas. She holds a
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis, and has over 20 years of
experience in the field. Known for problem solving and attention to detail, Shannon brings expertise
and enthusiasm to the design process. She has enjoyed working on campuses, parks, wineries, retreat
centers, ranches, multi-use and estate scale residential projects, and municipal plan checking.
Credentials: Shannon Rogers, PLA 3511

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LVBrown Studio

Contact: Lauren Brown

Phone: (608) 772 – 4287



LVBrown Studio is a woman-owned and water-focused design consultancy helping people imagine and visualize environmental change. Lauren (LVB) draws from over twenty years of experience spanning professional landscape architecture and land planning, to academic and field-applied experience in natural stream engineering and ecological restoration.

LVB uses her core strengths of spatial analysis, creative problem-solving, and technical interpretation to imagine and communicate project outcomes. She works across disciplines to understand desired goals, ideate solutions, and produce illustrative products that have the power to inform, engage, educate, and inspire.

While her physical studio is currently based in Austin, TX, LVB enjoys collaborating with conservation and environmental leaders around the U.S. Check out a few of these recent projects and click on our website link above to learn more!

Colorado River Land Trust – Illustrative Watershed Map

LVB enjoyed the challenge of characterizing this Texas-based land trust’s geographical service area, mission, and values for a 40,000-square-mile region into a single map product. CRLT will use the (Texas) Colorado River watershed map in its new organizational brand materials, such as membership brochures, event posters, and online media for brand messaging and educational purposes.

Environmental Defense Fund – “Water in the Texas Desert” StoryMap

An educational ESRI StoryMap highlights a regional groundwater aquifer sustaining the San Solomon springs in West Texas. LVB was part of the creative team led by Water PR. Design consulting services included geographical basemapping, research, and the design of interpretive maps, diagrams, and character illustrations for an interactive online publication (coming soon.)

Hill Country Alliance – Conservation Organization Mission Map

LVB is working with HCA to develop an illustrative map for the conservation organization’s 17-county service area to highlight the Hill Country’s diverse ecology, geology, hydrology, and cultural heritage. The map will serve as a communication touchstone for HCA’s four program areas (land, water, night skies, and communities.) Final art is intended for end-of-year appeals, reports, map merchandise, online educational and awareness campaigns (coming soon.)

Lake Forest Open Lands Association – Greene Nature Preserve Interpretive Signage

LVB provided interpretive signage design services for the grand opening of the Land Trust’s Greene Nature Preserve at McCormick Ravine in Lake Forest, Illinois. Design consulting services included research, theme development, photography, illustration, map-making, copywriting, and graphic design for the nature preserve’s outdoor interpretive panels. (signage base design and installation by others)

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