Please join us for a special book launch event to celebrate the publication of Cultivating the Designer’s Mind: Process and Principles for Coherent Landscape Design by Walter Cudnohufsky with Mollie Babize.

“A landscape designer needs to develop a disciplined and sustained focus – the mental intention to extract meaning through organized observation.”

Walt Cudnohufsky and Mollie Babize are excited and pleased to announce the launch of their long-awaited book – Cultivating the Designer’s Mind.

Please join Walt and Mollie at the Conway School’s new Coach House Campus

Saturday, April 6, 9:30am-12:00pm
88 Village Hill Road, Northampton, Massachusetts

9:30-10:00 Walt and Mollie host coffee and tea
10:00-10:30 Walt and Mollie present the book
10:30-11:00 Q&A with Walt and Mollie
11:00-12:00 Book signing, purchases, and Coach House tours

The origins of the book are embedded in and central to the philosophy and teachings of the Conway School during Walt’s founding tenure from 1972 to 1992, and ever since.

Cultivating the Designer’s Mind focuses on how to go about the critical set of tasks of managing your mind when designing a landscape. Easy to read and highly illustrated (including many of Walter’s watercolor paintings), the book has something for everyone, including stories, case studies, proven principles of design, tips for the designer, and illustrative examples. The book will be valuable to landscape architecture students as well as established practitioners; there is much as well for the sister professions of architecture, engineering, planning, and more.


Are you interested in purchasing a copy of the book, but unable to attend the launch on April 6?

Copies of Cultivating the Designer’s Mind are available for direct purchase from the authors in hard cover or soft cover:

Soft cover: $44 including tax (with shipping, $50)
Hardcover: $54 including tax (with shipping, $60)

For more information about purchasing a copy of Cultivating the Designer’s Mind, email, or order directly by contacting