About Us

About Us

Behind this unhealthy obsession is big e; a self-professed property nerd who has a passion for the small footprint ethos of designing your home to harness the space it utilises, not the space it wastes. 

Rather than developing healthy hobbies such as football or friends, big e spends his weekends researching new building materials or techniques that can yield higher efficiency in the use of space. 

In a quest to develop cost efficient designs that are both thoughtful and thought provoking, few things get him more excited than multipurpose objects or spaces. 

The projects to date have ranged from compact apartment renovations to spacious stately homes and majestic beachside villas, all following the philosophy whereby function and form must meet in equilibrium.

Sylvio Eckermann

Sylvio Eckermann

Co-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.
Fluent in: English, German
Yimin Tan

Yimin Tan

Architectural Graduate (M.Arch)

Since her pre-teen years, Yimin had a desire to pursue a career in architecture, and pursue it she has!

With a passion for spaces that bring clients comfort and joy, Yimin continues to learn and develop her knowledge in the field of architecture. Yimin has post-graduate qualifications in a Masters of Architecture. Besides her bright personality, she also has a keen eye for detail and is always up to date with design trends.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys going for a hike and exploring whatever mother nature has to offer or simply unwinding with a movie marathon.
Fluent in: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay
Agostino Maio

Agostino Maio

Senior Architectural Documenter

Agostino has been interested in suitable property redevelopment and the reinvigoration of Melbourne for over a decade.  He has been employed in design and architecture since 1999 and worked in various areas of his field.

It wasn’t until after he gained four years of industry experience in building design that he decided to attend university to learn more about the topic. He studied at Milan Polytechnic University on a student exchange while he was completing a Bachelor of Architecture Design at RMIT.
On the weekends he has an interest in researching historical architecture and when he isn’t working, he can be found enjoying live music or restoring vintage cars.
Fluent in: English, Italian
Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong

Architectural Graduate (M.Arch)

With early interest in design and architecture, Wilson began his youth training in art and design in Malaysia and graduated with a masters in Architecture from Curtin University. Wilson is fascinated by the aesthetics of compact spaces, from Ando’s 4×4 house to micro homes and skinny houses in dense cities such as Japan.

He believes that good residential architecture should not only be visually pleasant but a private realm defined by people and memories. He also has particular interest in renovation, extensions and high end residential architecture.
In his spare time, he enjoys movies and taking his bike for a ride. He is a huge fan of soccer and the english premier league.
Fluent in: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay
Garima Arora

Garima Arora

Architectural Graduate (M.Arch)

Garima joined e+mc2 shortly after graduating with her master’s in architecture degree from the University of Melbourne. She pursues architecture because it is her passion for art and spaces. She has a knack for combining logic and aesthetics to construct spaces that are both practical and appealing.

She believes in a holistic approach to design, including all aspects of the project that incorporate architecture, interior design, and furniture and fixtures and equipment (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment). Garima is best known for her upbeat and optimistic attitude as well as her high degree of organisation.
On the weekends you can find her exploring the city, playing tennis, or enjoying gigs with her friends.
Fluent in: English
Rafael Leite

Rafael Leite

Architectural Graduate (B.Arch)

Coming soon…

Coming soon…
Fluent in: English, Portuguese
Marisa Feitosa

Marisa Feitosa

Architectural Graduate (B.Arch)

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 moved with her family to Germany in 2019 and rejoined e+mc2 in April 2022 as our first overseas team member and we aim to expend our German branch further.
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.
Fluent in: English, Portuguese