Sylvio EckermannCo-founder / Director
Big E started off life a much smaller e, but an E nonetheless. Expressive, efficient, entertaining and distinctly European he set about gaining an education, obtaining a Diploma of Engineering and Architecture and then a Masters of Architecture and Arts. After gaining some practical experience in Germany he added another ‘e’ to his CV and emigrated to Australia for some sand and sun. Applying his European design sensibilities to his new environment Big E has earned a reputation for designing beautiful flowing spaces with unexpected and innovative design details; a hidden outdoor shower here, what appears to be a floating house over there. The result has been a following of delighted homeowners, thrilled with the exquisite attention to detail in their new home, and strong rapports with the builders involved, equally thrilled with the comprehensive design and drawing process Big E adheres to.
Agostino MaioSenior Architectural Documenter
Hanieh Hajian MacagnanoGraduate Architect
Marisa FeitosaGraduate Architect
With proven experience in architecture and the wisdom of a worldly traveller, Marisa brings together the rarest traits of modern interior design: limitless inspiration and artistic confidence. Marisa studied in Brazil, Portugal and Amsterdam and brings to e+mc2 a unique mix of cultural influences, making her an invaluable part of e+mc2’s well-rounded design team.
Marisa has owned her own architecture and interior design firm - specialising in fine decor, industrial & commercial spaces and bespoke furniture - and believes a willingness to combine styles is the secret to effective design. Marisa is endlessly eager, enthusiastic, and takes pride in ensuring clients have their wildest dreams realised. When not designing, she likes exploring the world’s secret spots, enjoying live music, and dancing.
James BarriganArchitectural Documenter
James McKenzieAssessment Co-ordinator
Interested in architectural research James is studying towards his Masters of Property at The University of Melbourne and has been interested in design and development since he was a child. Having always attended open homes with his parents and helping with the construction of the family home there is an ingrained interest to say the least.
James wishes to make an impact on Melbourne’s future landscape and become fully immersed in the planning and development process.
James is responsible for creating due diligence and feasibility reports for clients and in-house development sites. Studying towards his Masters is having a positive impact on his ability to perform the duties of his role as Assessment Co-ordinator.
He is a sports lover and supports the Geelong Cats. Seeing live music at gigs is his other area of interest when he isn’t working.