Thomas J. Comitta, AICP, CNU-A, RLA

President; Town Planner & Landscape Architect

As President and founder of Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc., (TCA), Thomas J. Comitta serves as Principal-In-Charge and Operations Manager. He has blended his roles as a Town Planner and Landscape Architect on numerous projects for municipal and private clients.

Tom is an expert in communications and has utilized his verbal and graphic skills for many assignments pertaining to: town planning; landscape architecture; expert witness testimony; public participation; preference surveys related to community development; and land planning mediation. He is a frequent lecturer at town planning workshops, and conducts training sessions on town planning, form-based codes, and traditional neighborhood development.

Tom has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe and has studied many traditional towns and neighborhoods, new towns and new communities. He believes that compact development with attractive and functional public spaces is a needed alternative to conventional suburban sprawl. He promotes a humanistic, sustainable and balanced approach to planning and design through careful consideration of the historic and cultural context of towns, neighborhoods and landscapes.


Master of Landscape Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
The Pennsylvania State University
Architectura Paisagista Study Abroad Program
University of Lisbon, Portugal Instituto de Agronomia


Thomas Comitta Associates, Inc.
Town Planners & Landscape Architects
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1981 - Present
Comitta Frederick Associates
Environmental Planning & Design Consultants
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1975 - 1980
Roy F. Weston, Inc.
Environmental Consultants & Designers
1973 - 1975

Professional Registration

Certified Planner
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
CNU-Accredited (CNU-A)
Congress for The New Urbanism
Registered Landscape Architect
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of Delaware
State of New Jersey

Professional Associations

Congress for The New Urbanism (CNU)
American Planning Association (APA)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Awards & Certifications

Envision Leadership Award
Lancater County, PA
2010 - Lititz Borough
2011 - Penn Township
Bates Memorial Award for Outstanding Site Design
Market Square Memorial Park
a riverfront/neighborhood park
Marcus Hook, PA

Select Projects

Lantern Hill
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
A Traditional Neighborhood
Miller Park
West Whiteland Township
Exton, Pennsylvania
Market Square Memorial Park
Borough of Marcus Hook, PA
Historic Renewal Plan for the Manayunk Canal
Philadelphia, PA
A Plan for Open Space
Barnstable, Massachusetts
For Numerous Municipalities:
• Comprehensive Plans
• Zoning Ordinances
• Land Development Ordinances
• Recreation & Open Space Plans
• Revitalization Plans
• Plan Reviews and Evaluations
• Expert Witness Testimon