one big yard
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tucson, arizona

erik schmahl (owner) is a landscape designer and educator.
he holds a b.s. in environmental studies from florida state university and an m.l.a. in landscape architecture from the uninversity of arizona. he is a certified water harvesting practitioner and has studied japanese garden craft at the portland japanese garden. erik designed gardens with terremoto in los angeles before settling back in the sonoran desert where he now moves rocks around. erik is currently an adjunct lecturer at the univeresity of arizona in the college of architecture, planning and landscape architecture.

one big yard is the business and the practice. one big yard is slowly building resilient gardens that tend towards habitat creation and diy experimentation. laughing with nature, loving among weeds, mulchy, rocky, bird shit and lizard eggs scattered about.


est. 2020