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