Board Member

Michael Tribe

“The potential for future communities to co-inhabit the Earth and become receivers and generators of energetic fields may depend on their design, intention and integration with all other life systems. Communities that are aligned and celebrate the patterns in Nature, that generate healthy energy fields, that celebrate ancestors and are open, loving and compassionate towards all sentient beings, will shift consciousness.”

Michael Tribe is a practicing licensed Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. As a partner at Peter Gisolfi Associates he has received multiple design awards. His diverse practice includes many building types including renovations, additions, new buildings and master planning projects in single and multifamily residential projects, hospitality, libraries, municipal, cultural, religious, educational institutions and sustainable design projects. He has specialized in community buildings, libraries, schools, community centers, town halls and college campus planning and buildings.

As a member of the United States Green Building Council he has been certified since October 2000 as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as an Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. Passive and active solar systems have been at the core of his practice with several LEED Gold and Silver Certified Buildings by USGBC. He has participated with many institutions in successfully applying for several grant awards for innovative sustainable building systems. For example, a grant awarded by NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) allowed for the design of the first building on the US East Coast to combine the structural piles supporting the building to also be used as a geothermal system, Energy Piles. The mechanical energy source for heating and air conditioning were combined with the underground structural support system for a new private school in New York City, eliminating the need to burn any fossil fuels.

Michael’s interest in Sacred Geometries and Harmonics has expanded his design approach to work with the natural resonance of each place. In 2016 he became a NYS Licensed Feng Shui Practitioner with a degree from the BTB Feng Shui Masters Program at the Open School, NY. This ancient Bon Tradition Feng Shui practice expanded Michael’s practice abilities to work with Qi, vital force, energy fields.

He has traveled extensively visiting sacred sites and learning from many cultures. Messages left to us from past civilizations and current ways of living harmoniously with Nature in sustainable ways capture his imagination.

Michael is now the ICF’s Master Architect, contributing his time and genius to help manifest the Interstellar Universities and surrounding communities as described in Jeanne White Eagle’s book, Eyes Open, Looking for the Twelve – Blueprint for a New World.

Michael Tribe is currently a Board Member of the Interstellar Community Foundation, an organization established for the purpose of creating a cradle to grave educational system that makes use of a specially designed campus and series of buildings surrounded by sustainable “communities of the future” for the purpose of maximizing and sustaining the highest human potential, and ultimately influencing the development of global culture.

In 2016 he received his NYS License as a Feng Shui Practitioner with a degree from the BTB Masters Program at the Open Center in New York, NY. This ancient Bon tradition intuitive practice of Feng Shui has been passed down orally for thousands of years.

Michael has a Masters degree in Architecture from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (1986).

He has a Bachelors of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (1983).

He has a Bachelor of Arts and Letter degree from Portland State University (1982).

He completed 5 years of Civil Engineering at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina before changing his career towards architecture.

As a partner at the architectural firm Peter Gisolfi Associates, he is involved from the design of initial concepts to the final sign off of the completed projects. Currently he is involved in the design of Net-Zero buildings and sites, and in new transformative healing centers adopting advanced energy medicine practices and including the healing energy of Nature.

He co-edited the book “Latin American Architecture, Six Voices” published in 2000 and the book “Body and Architecture” published in 1989.


The U.S. Green Building Council, co-founded by Mike Italiano, David Gottfried and Rick Fedrizzi in 1993, is a private 5013, membership-based non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation.

AIA – American Inst of Architects

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. … It ensures that professionals have the knowledge they need to take a project through LEED certification and are well versed in the many aspects of green building. You have two options for LEED credentialing: Green Associate and Accredited Professional (AP).


Interstellar Community Foundation (ICF)

Michael Tribe co-edited the book “Latin American Architecture, Six Voices” published in 2000 and the book “Body and Architecture” published in 1989.

Latin American Architecture, Six Voices

The countries of Latin America exist within a framework of individuality supported by a unity based on the similar factors of urban population, rural morale, and ethnic conformation. The area is isolated even as it is centrally located in geographical terms, almost in a time warp of culture that mixes the modern with the arcane, the elite with the poor, and the primitive with the sophisticated. The common history, common destiny, and common role in the world inherent to the major countries of Latin America—Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela—justify the efforts of regional architects to create a continental

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