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
Agostino Maio

Agostino Maio

Senior Architectural Documenter

With a particular interest in the redevelopment and reinvigoration of Melbourne for over a decade, he has been employed in design and architecture since 1999 and run his own business for the last seven years.

It wasn’t until after he gained four years of experience that he decided to go back to university to learn more about the topic. He attended the Milan Polytechnic University on a student exchange while he was studying his Bachelor of Architecture Design at RMIT.
On the weekend he has an interest in historical and period architecture and when he isn’t working, he can be found enjoying live music or restoring vintage cars.
Fluent in: English, Italian
Garima Arora

Garima Arora

Graduate Architect

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
Hanieh Hajian Macagnano

Hanieh Hajian Macagnano

Graduate Architect

Hanieh Hajian has been interested in architecture and design for a number of years and achieved a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

She has brought this interested to large multinational corporation and shared her knowledge at universities, and undertaken research on the subject. She specialises in innovative architectural interventions and architectural history with the goal of creating beautiful spaces and offering inspiring design solutions. She wants to break out of the mold of current designs which she views as bland.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling, trend setting, social media, 3D modelling and virtual reality.
Fluent in: English
Yimin Tan

Yimin Tan

Graduate Architect

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
Landy Chua

Landy Chua

Graduate Architect

Graduated from RMIT with a Master in Architecture (with distinction), Landy’s creative design and critical thinking skills have been rigorously challenged and evolved during her study.

Landy is passionate about building technologies, sustainable design and driving efficiency; she takes pride in meeting challenges with innovative problem solving techniques. Having a keen interest in project management, she is currently completing her Graduate Certificate of Construction Management at Deakin University.
Outside of work and study, she enjoys her yoga practices and exploring Melbourne landscapes and trials with her dog companions.
Fluent in: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay
Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong

Graduate Architect

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