Daniel Mallach, RLA, AICP, ISA Certified Arborist

Certified Planner & Landscape Architect

Dan Mallach is a Certified Planner (AICP), Registered Landscape Architect (PA License LA3107) and ISA Certified Arborist (PD-2782A). His educational background is in open space design and planning, natural, historic and cultural resource management, field botany and plant ecology. His professional practice includes master planning and land development analysis, open space, recreation, and planting design, and working with municipalities to achieve zoning and land development objectives. Dan is proficient in a variety of computer graphics applications, and is an experienced photographer.
Dan has worked with several public institutions and government entities, including the cultural resources divisions of the United States Air Force and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He is an Eagle Scout, and also spent many summers in the outdoors as a YMCA camper, cabin leader, and instructor– learning, and then teaching, about the natural world.
At TCA, Dan coordinates planning and design projects and the preparation of ordinance materials, writes land development code compliance reviews, performs site planting and hardscape inspections, and provides expert witness testimony in Landscape Architecture and Planning. He brings to his work the desire to promote civic strength through a combination of conservation, sustainable land management, vibrant place making and innovative smart growth.


Master of Landscape Architecture
School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Minor in Field Botany
Middlebury College
Field Ecology and Wildlife Management
School for Field Studies
North Queensland, Australia


Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc.
Town Planners & Landscape Architects
Landscape Architect & Land Planner
West Chester, Pennsylvania
June 2007 - Present
Van Citters: Historic Preservation
Research and Special Projects Associate
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2006 - 2007
Technical and Sales Staff
Burlington, Vermont
2000 - 2004
YMCA Camp Belknap
Director, Nature and Conservation Program
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
1990 - 1993

Professional Registration

RLA - Registered Landscape Architect
Landscape Architect licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
AICP - American Institute of Certified Planners
Certified Planner credentialed by the American Planning Association
ISA - International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist
ISA Certified Arborist PD-2782A
CPRP - Certified Park and Recreation Professional
CPRP credentialed by the National Recreation and Park Association

Professional Associations

American Society of Landscape Architects
American Planning Association
International Society of Arboriculture
National Recreation and Park Association

Awards & Certifications

Chester County Master Planner, 2009
New Mexico Graduate Scholar, 2005
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1989
Tree Tender, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Select Projects

Public Realm Plan and Design Manual
Landmark Homes/Home Towne Square
Clay Township, Pennsylvania
East Pikeland Township Park
East Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
Graham & North Boundary Park Improvements
Cranberry Township, Butler County, PA
Main Street Revitalization Projects
Carlsbad and Roswell, New Mexico
WPA Flood Control Infrastructure, Las Cruces
NM Historic Resource Analysis and Report
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract
Ordinance Updates:
• Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA
• Cranberry Township, Butler County, PA
• Malvern Borough, Chester County, PA
• Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., PA
• Penn Township, Lancaster County, PA
• New Castle County, DE
• Springfield Township, Delaware Co., PA
• Windsor Township, York Co., PA
• Williamsville, Erie Co., NY
PA Land Development Plan Reviews:
• Bethlehem Township, Northampton Co.
• City of Coatesville, Chester Co.
• Concord Township, Delaware Co.
• Charlestown Township, Chester Co.
• Cranberry Township, Butler Co.
• East Pikeland Township, Chester Co.
• Edgmont Township, Delaware Co.
• Lower Providence Township, Montgomery Co.
• Borough of Malvern, Chester Co.
• Middletown Township, Delaware Co.
• Borough of Phoenixville, Chester Co.
• Springfield Township, Delaware Co.
• Upper Chichester Township, Delaware Co.
• Warwick Township, Chester Co.
• West Whiteland Township, Chester Co.

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Brandywine Valley SPCA
Tree Tender, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society