Directors & Advisory Board

Our directors are the world’s leading experts in the field of Maharishi Vastu architecture and Maharishi Vedic city planning.

Our advisory board are professionals who have implemented these principles in a wide variety of large-scale projects, including award-winning, LEED platinum-certified, sustainable office buildings, communities and off-the-grid, entirely self-sufficient educational facilities.

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Maharishi European Research University (MERU)
INSTITUTE OF VEDIC ARCHITECTURE AND CITY PLANNING

Registered Charity: Stichting MERU/MVU, KvK-nummer: 41149508

European Office: Station 24, 6063NP Vlodrop, The Netherlands
USA Office: 1680 Highway One, Suite #2600, Fairfield, Iowa, USA

Board of Directors

  • Chair: Eike Hartmann

  • Director for USA and Caribbean: …………………..Jon Lipman, AIA
  • Director for Central Europe and Africa: ……………Christian Schweizer
  • Director for Eastern Europe and S.E. Asia: ……….Wojtek Skalski
  • Director for Europe and Latin America: ……………Alberto Castano
  • Director for Great Britain: ……………………………John Renwick
  • Director for New Zealand and Oceania: ……………Neil Hamill
  • Director for Global Survey: …………………………..Roger Audet
  • Director for Research and Expansion: …………….Lila Maria Hartmann-Stein

International Advisory Board:

  • Prof. Lonnie Gamble, Professor, MUM-Department of Sustainable Living
  • John Collins, Chair, MUM-Department of Sustainable Living
  • John Clarke, Principal, Design Collective Inc, USA
  • Jeffrey Abramson, Director, The Tower Companies, USA
  • Ed Malloy, former Mayor, City of Fairfield, Iowa, USA
  • Barry Scherr, International Developer, Sundar Corporation, USA
  • Bob LoPinto, Developer, CEO, TriCapital Partners, LLC, USA
  • Doug Greenfield, Developer, Greenfield Properties, USA
  • Amy Greenfield, Ideal Energy Inc., USA
  • Richard Bialosky, AIA, Mandala Development Group, USA
  • Nancy Walker, Vastu Design & Construction, Inc., USA
  • Michael Chelnov, RA Architect, USA
  • Russel Guest, Developer, Marketing Expert, Canada
  • Carmen Quinton, Architect, Canada
  • Paul Jarvis, Property Consultant, Chartered Surveyor, Great Britain
  • Vadim Opeskine, Vado Group Developers, Great Britain and Russia
  • Micho Michanovich, AtmaStroy construction, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Raja Vikram Aditya, RajaPark group, Developer, Thailand
  • Dr. Girish Varma, Heavenly Builders & Developers, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Dr. Ayla Cevik, Mass Housing Expert, Turkey
  • Peter Swan, Institute of Vedic Organic Agriculture, Netherlands
  • Ger Lieve, Fortune-Creating Homes, Netherlands
  • Dr. Christopher Bell, Building Biology Environmental Consultant (BBEC)
    International Institute for Building Biology & Ecology (IBE), USA
  • Dr. Eckart Stein, Peace Palace Builder, Germany
  • Sabine Schweizer, Architect, Germany
  • Herbert Groschup, ILA Bauen & Wohnen, Eco Builder, Germany
  • Thomas Mullins, Property Consultant, Lawyer, Ireland


Associated Institutions