Thomas Kopf More about Thomas Kopf As Director of Community Design for Matrix Design Group Tom leads a talented team of land planners, landscape architects and engineers in designing great communities across North America. Considered an industry thought-leader Tom is committed to designing better communities for people to live, work and play and to help his clients achieve their goals. Tom is an effective communicator through his design work, story-telling, branding, writing and entitlement process. As author of Building Community, published by BuilderBooks, Tom highlights what steps builders can take to transition from being a subdivider to a community builder. As a former Partner at DTJ Design Tom was instrumental in building that company's community design brand and expanding their community design efforts internationally.