Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Forbes Lipschitz Publishes Article in First Issue of Manifest


“Counting Chickens: The Landscape of Poultry Production in the American Broiler Belt,” by Forbes Lipshitz, was published in the first issue of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism.

Lipschitz recently joined the faculty of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture as an assistant professor ( Her essay examines the ecological and infrastructural dimensions of the American poultry industry, located in the 15-state region known as the Broiler Belt.

Lipschitz is currently teaching a fourth-year undergraduate regional planning studio with Associate Professor Kevin Risk and LA 4201 Planning Theory & Methods.

Manifest, Issue No. 1: “Looking Inward,” is available for purchase at

About Manifest
Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism is an independent annual print publication edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel. Founded as a means to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland, Manifest tackles head-on what others have abandoned. While Manifest intends to question the assumptions behind singular notions/constructions of America by tracing its origins and its global influence, the journal also strives to define the uniqueness of American forms of city-building and the distinct set of political parameters through which these forms are shaped. Visit for more information.

Assistant Professor Forbes Lipschitz

Assistant Professor Forbes Lipschitz

About Forbes Lipschitz
Forbes Lipschitz’s professional experience in landscape architecture includes a wide range of public, private, and infrastructural projects. As a designer and project manager at dlandstudio, her projects included a pop-up storm-water management pilot for the Harlem River; historic restoration projects in Queens and Manhattan; and the winning entry for YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes, International Ideas competition. She received a master in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded a distinction and ASLA Certificate of Merit award for her thesis, “The New Regional Pattern: Syncing Livestock Production and Urban Systems in the Broiler Belt.” Her research explores the role of geospatial analysis and representation in rethinking landscape systems, with a particular interest in North American agricultural territories. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, she graduated cum laude with a BA in environmental aesthetics from Pomona College in Claremont, California. Fluent in Spanish, Lipschitz was a visiting student at the Universidad de Salamanca, and she later returned to Spain to intern with a design firm in Barcelona.

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