mckimm is a holistic residential design practice.

For many years we have worked to cultivate a love of home-life in developing beautiful, sophisticated, livable spaces through the seamless integration of design, project management and construction at one touch point. Our passion and experience yields transformative results – contemporary homes that better the lives of those who experience them every day.


mckimm was established by Nick McKimm 25 years ago, Nick has expressed his appreciation for detailing and architecture  complimented by quality construction and mckimm has continued to grow and is now renowned for being one of Melbourne’s most accomplished residential design and construction practices.

Over the past ten years, the design component of the company has seen substantial growth and today offers a full residential design service. The construction knowledge and expertise, combined with Principle Designer Lorenzo Garizio’s amazing design talent and textural aesthetic results in contemporary homes characterized by meticulous detailing and careful deliberation.

mckimm’s collaborative process allows for the design and construction teams to work as one with the client to achieve outstanding results.

The mckimm design aesthetic is one of relaxed living that brings the outdoors in.


Introspective architecture, vast expanses of glass, solid cantilevers and striking planes are mckimm signatures.  Lorenzo’s influence can be seen in the honest material expression celebrating the intrinsic rawness of concrete, steel and timber.

Central to every project is the notion of function and connectivity. mckimm spaces are beautiful yet every zone is individually designed and subsequently used to full capacity.  Busy families, entertaining zones, home office spaces, children’s retreats, well considered and integrated pools, luxury retreat master bedrooms, custom designed cellars; all created with flow as a priority.

Quality construction, project management methodology, and skilled craftsmanship define all of our work.  Our experience, relationships and efficiency of handing the project at one touch point see us deliver exceptional projects. mckimm homes look beautiful and work beautifully.

Design Team

Lorenzo Garizio Design Principle

Lorenzo is a partner in mckimm design. A registered architect in South Africa, most of  his previous work has been in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Lorenzo joined mckimm 12 years ago bringing with him a love of materiality. Lorenzo recognizes the importance of the use of solid products such as concrete and steel which is more in keeping with overseas projects, particularly Africa and South America.

Elena Rajani

Elena has practiced architecture in London, Milan and Rome and has degrees in Architecture and Interior Design as well as a Masters in Industrial Product Design. Elena’s experience spans hospitality, residential and commercial design.

Sean Oum

Prior to mckimm Sean was working with a Senior Architect in Melbourne and was inspired to complete his degree, graduating from Deakin University in 2012 with a Master of Architecture. A renowned American Architect quoted “Less is only more where more is no good” & “space is the breath of art”. Sean cites these remarks are as his principle of pen & paper.

Danica Garizio

Danica is an undergraduate architect at RMIT, influenced by her South African upbringing and her architect father, Dani has developed a fascination with the use of space, art, design and arrangements of light.   Her enthusiasm for solving practical problems feeds into her passion for sustainability practices, innovation and looking at materials and resources from a different perspective.