Ardra Paige Zinkon President | Director of Lighting Design

Ardra Paige Zinkon
President | Director of Lighting Design


Ardra Paige Zinkon, CLD, IALD

Ardra Paige Zinkon is the President of Tec Studio Inc., a lighting and technology design firm located in Columbus, Ohio.  Ms. Zinkon has been working as a professional architectural lighting designer since 1997 and is dedicated to the practice of professional architectural lighting design.  Her art and theatre background provides her with an eye for creating dramatic interest in her lighting designs. Additionally, her extensive knowledge of lighting control systems gives her a well-rounded approach to every project.

Ms. Zinkon is recognized as a Certified Lighting Designer and holds Professional Membership in the International Association of Lighting Designers. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Illuminating Engineering Society as well as served on multiple IES committees including: Progress Report, Leadership Forum, and the Library Lighting Committee. She regularly guest lectures at The Ohio State University, Miami University and Kent State. Ms. Zinkon has presented nationally at the IALD Enlighten Americas Conference, NeoCon and NeoCon East. She has presented at Lightfair International, the largest lighting tradeshow and conference in the world five times since 2010.

Ms. Zinkon maintains her LEED Green Associate credential.

Presentation Experience

LED’s: A Magical Mystery tour and the Map to get you out!

  • Electro Expo, Cleveland, OH | 2012

  • GovEnergy Conference, Cincinnati, OH | 2011

  • Lightfair 2010, Las Vegas, NV | 2010

  • IALD Enlighten Americas Conference, Sonoma, CA | 2009

Lighting 101- Basics of Lighting Design for Architects and Interior Designers   AIA Accredited    

  • Lightfair, Philadelphia, PA | 2013

  • Lightfair, Las Vegas, NV | 2012

  • ElectroExpo 2012, Cleveland, OH | 2012

  • NeoCon East, Washington DC | 2011

  • NeoCon, Chicago, IL | 2011

Form Follows Function: How changing library practices are echoed in design choices

  • Lightfair, Philadelphia, PA | 2013


Timothy Pool Technology Design

Timothy Pool
Technology Design

Timothy G. Pool, PE, RCDD


Mr. Timothy Pool is the Director of Technology Design for Tec Studio. He has more than 20 years experience as an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager in design of building electrical systems, information technology systems and industrial/process design. As a technology designer for Tec Studio he is responsible for the design of data, A/V, security and fire alarm control systems designed for commercial, industrial and institutional type buildings. 

Mr. Pool is actively involved in the industry. He has been teaching classes relative to technology and building code for more than 10 years. He holds a NCCER Trainer - National Center for Construction Education and Research certification, and is a licensed Safety Inspector for the State of Ohio. 

Presentation Experience

Electrical Code Updates for Healthcare

  • NOSHE, Cleveland, OH | 2012

  • NOSHE, Cleveland, OH | 2017

National Electrical Code Recertification

  • ElectroExpo 2012, Cleveland, OH | 2012

  • ElectroExpo 2015, Cleveland, OH | 2015

Electrical League of Ohio Continuing Education Instruction

  • Major Lighting Updates in the NEC

  • Low Voltage Electronic Technician Training Courses for Electricians